Calculating Bank Holiday Entitlement for Part-time Workers

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If your Company allows all full-time workers to take the Bank/Public Holidays off, then part-time workers should be entitled to a pro-rata proportion of bank holidays.

In England and Wales there are usually eight Bank Holidays. So a full-time employee is entitled to a total of eight days which equates (at 8 hours per day) to a total of 64 hours to be taken for Bank Holidays.

If a part-time person works 21 hours per week, this equates to 52.5% of a full-time employee’s weekly working hours. The part-time worker would therefore be entitled to 52.5% of 64 hours = 33.4 hours which will be rounded to 33.5 hours to cover their Bank Holiday entitlement.

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