Do bank holidays count towards overall annual holiday entitlement?

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Do bank holidays count towards overall annual holiday entitlement?

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As a new year begins and staff members begin planning their holidays, it’s worth taking a look at annual leave entitlement, and whether it does or does not include bank holidays for different types of workers.

As a general rule, you don’t have to give your employee public holidays as paid leave, meaning their entitlement is entirely at your discretion.

However, despite this rule, the question ”Am I entitled to bank holidays as paid leave?“ pops up quite often.

So, to settle the matter once and for all, we will take a look at the UK bank holiday entitlement for each contract type.

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