Almost all workers are entitled to 5.6 weeks paid holiday each year.  Where a worker has fixed hours and is paid a salary, they continue to receive their salary whilst on leave. Where workers have variable hours, their holiday pay should be calculated using a reference period.

From 6 April 2020, the reference period is being extended. Instead of looking back 12 weeks, employers need to calculate the average over a 52 week period. As unpaid weeks are still excluded, this can require employers to count back over a year in to the past.

Please refer to (page 14) the latest gov bulletin HERE