You are entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks paid holiday each year (equal to 28 days including Bank Holidays), although you may be offered more than this in your contract of employment. You must take holidays when it is convenient with your employer; there is no absolute right to take the holiday times of your choosing.
You cannot decide to take payment in lieu of holiday unless your employment has terminated, in which case you are entitled to any accrued but untaken holiday for that year. Your employer may stipulate that your remaining annual leave is to be taken during your notice period, assuming you are working this, or you are on garden leave.
Part-time workers are also entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks of paid holiday each year, which is calculated on a pro- rata basis depending on how much you work. For example, if you work 3 days a week, your leave is calculated by multiplying 3 by 5.6, which works out to 16.8 days of annual paid leave.
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