Calculating Holiday Allowance

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  1. Interiorsdan

    Interiorsdan UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Hi,

    I have 2 members of staff who are working part-time (2 days a week). I want to base their holiday on a pro-rata basis of 21 days + Bank Holidays as this is the standard for the full-time employees. However, their days of work are on Monday and Tuesday so I'm not really sure how to calculate this as most of the Bank Holidays fall on a Monday?

    I've heard that some companies subsidise it from wages but this sounds like a complicated way of working it out. Any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: Interiorsdan Member since: Dec 21, 2014
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  2. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Presumably 21 days for full time = 4.2 weeks? Bank holidays are 8 days per year, so 1.6 weeks for full time. Full time gets 5.8 weeks. 2 days/week also get 5.8 weeks, or 11.6 days. The best way to handle bank holidays is to ignore them as they are effectively included in the 5.8 weeks. If the office is closed on a bank holiday the part timer who should work that day either takes a day's leave from their entitlement, or works an alternate day that week or takes the day unpaid.
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  3. Noah

    Noah UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Straightforward calculation :

    hours-worked * 0.1207 = holiday-hours-earned

    As @Newchodge says, BH or not is effectively irrelevant.
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: Noah Member since: Sep 1, 2009
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  4. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    That calculation only works for statutory minimum holidaays - 5.6 weeks. The OP gives full time staff 1 day more than that, so *0.1255
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  5. Noah

    Noah UKBF Ace Free Member

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    You win today's Smarty-Pants Award...

    but my calculation (1/28 + 1) * (0.1207) = 0.1250

    so it might not be as straightforward anyway.
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: Noah Member since: Sep 1, 2009
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  6. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    I calculate: 52 weeks per year. Full timers with 5.8 weeks holiday work 46.2 weeks to get their holiday. 5.8/46.2=0.12554
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  7. Noah

    Noah UKBF Ace Free Member

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    As yours uses the same calculation basis for deriving the basic 0.1207 number, I am happy to defer.

    0.1255 it is - unless the employment contract says otherwise, of course.
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: Noah Member since: Sep 1, 2009
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  8. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Looking around for the best place to put the smarty pants award. It's a bit bulky!
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2019 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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