PHS Domestic Staff Holiday Entitlement Calculator UK
Private Domestic Staff are entitled to the same legal holiday entitlement as any other professional employee. It is the employers responsibility to notify their employee of the holiday entitlement and to include it within the contract of employment whilst also administering holiday pay.
Our employers and domestic staff can use the PHS Domestic Staff Holiday Calculator to work out the days and hours of holiday entitlement based on the working week.
If working the same amount of hours each shift, when using the Domestic Staff Holiday Calculator to generate the correct holiday entitlement, please use the "holiday entitlement in days" option. If working a set number of hours per week but the hours each day differ, please select the "holiday entitlement in hours" option.
How to Work Our Domestic Staff Holiday Allowance?
When working out domestic staff holiday entitlement for a nanny, a housekeeper or any other domestic staff an employer must consider the following:
- Amount of days or hours that the employee has worked
- The statutory holiday entitlement
- Amount of bank holidays (usually 8 in the UK)
Entitlement For Full-Time Employees
Based on the UK employment law, a full-time employee is entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks (28 days) of paid leave per annum. Employers can choose to offer more than the legal minimum if they wish. Please see the link to the gov.uk website here.
UK Bank Holidays
Bank Holidays do not have to be taken by the employee and can be taken at another time, providing an agreement has been reached between the employee and the employer. If a member of domestic staff choose take off a Bank Holiday Day, the "day off" will be deducted from their holiday entitlement. Bank Holidays are included within the 28 days holiday entitlement.
Usually when domestic employees are requested to work during bank holidays, they will be paid a bonus for working during that day. This is especially relevant when considering days such as New Year, Easter, Boxing and Christmas days.
You may also be interested in using our Tax Calculator by using the following link: Tax Calculator