Holiday entitlements:

From April 1st 2009
Almost all workers above school leaving age - not just employees but also, for example, agency and casual workers - are entitled to 5.6 weeks' paid holiday (28 days for a worker working a five-day week).
Note, however, that this only applies where the leave year began or will begin on or after 1 April 2009, or where a proportion of an existing leave year, which began before 1 April 2009, ends after this date. (Prior to this date, the entitlement was 4.8 weeks.)

* those working part-time are entitled to the same level of holiday pro rata (so 5.6 times usual working week)
* holiday pay starts building up as soon as you start work
* the employer can control when an employee takes holidays
* an employee gets paid their normal pay as holiday pay
* when the employee leaves, they get paid for any holiday they've not taken
* bank and public holidays in Britain can be included in the minimum entitlement

work out an employees holiday pay entitlement

Public and Bank Holidays

Employees do not have a statutory right to paid leave on bank and public holidays. If paid leave is given on a bank or public holiday, this can count towards their minimum holiday entitlement. There are eight permanent bank and public holidays in Great Britain.

If an employee works on a bank or public holiday, there is no automatic right to an enhanced pay rate. It depends on the contract of employment.

when are UK bank holidays?