Paid Holiday Entitlement To Increase From 1 October 2007

From 1 October, many workers in Northern Ireland will benefit from an increase in paid holiday entitlement.

The Department for Employment and Learning has implemented new Regulations that increase the statutory minimum holiday entitlement from 4 weeks to 4.8 weeks, equivalent to an increase from 20 days to 24 days a year for those working 5 days a week (pro-rata for part-time workers).

A further increase, from 4.8 weeks to 5.6 weeks (24 days to 28 days a year, pro-rata), will be implemented from 1 April 2009.


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