Latest Service Update - July 2020:

We continue to experience a large volume of customer contact however we have made good progress with many workstreams over the last few weeks. For the coming few weeks ahead, here are some service and furlough related updates to be aware of:

1. Our phones will be open everyday from 9am to 1pm. We anticipate our phone lines to be extra busy over the coming weeks, if you cannot get through, you can email covid19queries@stafftax.co.uk or info@stafftax.co.uk (for non Furlough/Covid19 queries)

2. If you have yet to make your first furlough claim we encourage you to do this as there is now a deadline of the 31st July. The Furlough Portal has a detailed step by step guide on how to claim, alternatively email covid19queries@stafftax.co.uk.

3. If your employee has returned to work after a period of being on furlough, you can let us know by simply visiting the Furlough Portal and go to Step 7 'End Furlough'.

4. We will continue to furlough your employee until you either inform us to:

a. End Furlough, which can be done via the Furlough Portal. b. Apply part time/ flexible furlough, which can be done via the Furlough Portal. c. Make your employee redundant. To find out more about this, visit out contact us page. d. Tell us your nanny has left, which you can do via the Members Area.


 To read all our latest Covid-19/Furlough related FAQs click here. To access our newly built Furlough Portal click here

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Holiday Entitlement

By law, a full time employee is entitled to 5.6 weeks (28 days) of paid holiday leave per annum. This includes the eight UK bank holidays. Annual leave can only be taken as it has been accrued.

Part Time Employees

Holiday entitlement is calculated pro rata for part time employees by multiplying the number of days worked per week by 5.6, eg:

3 days per week x 5.6 = 16.8 days holiday entitlement per year.

Bank Holidays

Bank holidays are included in the 28 days. Therefore, if your employee were to take a bank holiday off it would be deducted from their annual leave entitlement. If a part time employee does not normally work on a day which a bank holiday would fall, then the bank holiday does not affect their entitlement.

Bank holidays do not have to be taken and the day's holiday can be taken at another time, providing an agreement has been reached between you and your employee.

Temporary Staff

Temporary staff are also entitled to holiday leave.

Temporary Employee in a Full Time Position

For a temporary employee in a full-time position divide 28 (entitlement if full time permanent) with 52 (weeks in a year). Multiply the answer with the number of weeks the employee has been contracted to work, eg:

Julie has been hired for five days per week for 16 weeks:

28 days ÷ 52 weeks = 0.54, x 16 weeks contracted = 8.6 days holiday entitlement for Julie.

Temporary Employee in a Part Time Position

First establish the annual entitlement if your was working the whole year by multiplying the number of days worked per week by 5.6, and the follow the same equation above, as for a full time, eg:

Kim has been hired three days per week for six weeks:

3 days per week x 5.6 weeks = 16.8 days holiday entitlement per yer, ÷ 52 weeks = 0.32, x 6 weeks = 1.9 days holiday for Kim.

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