Why does the Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton ruling just cover four weeks’ holiday?

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Why does the Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton ruling just cover four weeks’ holiday?

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Workers are entitled to 5.6 weeks’ holiday per year but the ruling only concerns four weeks. This is because four weeks is the basic amount of leave required under the Working Time Directive 2003/88/EC; the further 1.6 weeks is required under the UK Working Time Regulations 1998 and was not under consideration. However, Croner’s employment experts have reminded employers that running two methods of calculation (to differentiate the four weeks from the 1.6) would only add to their administrative burdens.

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