The government has published new guidance for both employers and workers on how to calculate holiday pay for workers without fixed hours or fixed rates of pay. The practical guide is intended to assist employers in paying the correct amount of holiday pay to any workers who do not have fixed hours or pay, and it focusses on the statutory minimum annual leave entitlement of 5.6 weeks.

There is also an online holiday calculator which employers can use to calculate holiday entitlement for a worker on an irregular hours, short/temporary or zero-hours contract.

The guidance complements pre-existing government guidance which already explains how to calculate holiday pay for the majority of workers.