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Annual Leave by Industry

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DrDreReturns Tue 19-Apr-16 16:09:42

Does anyone know if there is any data out there for average annual leave entitlement by industry? I don't think I have a very good deal at the moment and I would like some data to present to my employer when I ask for more holiday entitlement. I haven't been able to find any information after googling for ten mins. There is loads of information about salary, but nothing for annual leave.

OllyBJolly Tue 19-Apr-16 16:37:45

It's not the kind of information that is captured and reported regularly, AFAIK.

I work across a number of sectors. I'd say private sector SMEs average between 30 - 33 days annually, although some are on the minimum 28. A government dept I work with is 38 days for people with long service.

DrDreReturns Tue 19-Apr-16 16:42:10

Thanks - is that including bank holidays?

OllyBJolly Tue 19-Apr-16 17:15:17

Yes. Most companies I know roll bank holidays into annual entitlement.

DrDreReturns Tue 19-Apr-16 17:19:03

Thanks. I work for a small business and currently get 32 days a year including bank holidays. Perhaps I'm not too badly off after all!

MrsLeighHalfpenny Tue 19-Apr-16 17:22:05

20 - 25 is normal, excluding bank holidays. I've just gone from 24 to 25 after 5 years service in the financial sector.
The one extra day makes a lot of difference because I can now take 5 x 1 week instead of 4 x 1 week and having to use up the 4 extra days.

ineedamoreadultieradult Tue 19-Apr-16 17:24:56

5 weeks plus bank holidays here in a call centre it's in an attempt to stop people being off sick.

DrDreReturns Tue 19-Apr-16 17:28:06

I used to work in a public sector organisation which had a much more generous leave entitlement, which is probably why it doesn't feel so great now.

flowery Tue 19-Apr-16 18:08:18

In a small business anything over and above statutory is pretty good IME

IceMaiden73 Tue 19-Apr-16 18:17:04

I think you get quite a good deal

I know a lot of companies pay 28 days including bank holidays, which is the statutory minimum

Ginmakesitallok Tue 19-Apr-16 18:19:10

Nhs, full time I would get 33 days + 8 public hols. (After 10 years service)

SerenityReynolds Tue 19-Apr-16 18:22:12

NHS 10+ years service. My full time entitlement would be 33 days (not including bank holidays as we sometimes work them).

CMOTDibbler Tue 19-Apr-16 18:24:31

Ours is a US owned, medical manufacturing - 200 odd people in the UK. 28 days plus bank holidays. Nothing more for long service.

chocoshopoholic Tue 19-Apr-16 18:27:57

University, 30 days, plus bank holidays plus Christmas closure days (including long service enhancement)

Longdistance Tue 19-Apr-16 18:51:53

25 days including bank holidays. I work for a financial institution building society

Brokenbiscuit Tue 19-Apr-16 19:30:49

44 days, including bank holidays. I know I'm lucky!smile Don't want to say where I work.

I used to get 38, that was in the voluntary sector.

Brokenbiscuit Tue 19-Apr-16 19:31:42

Long, are you FT and in the UK? 25 days including bank holidays isn't legal!

3dogsandaboy Tue 19-Apr-16 19:35:27

I work 30 hrs in retail and get 6 weeks off plus 48 bank hol hours (not entirely sure how the bank hol thing works tbh but its on my AL form)

Peppaismyhomegirl Tue 19-Apr-16 19:36:53

28 and we have to use them if we want a bank holiday off. Retail

wonkylegs Tue 19-Apr-16 19:38:10

In my old company (SME) we got statutory minimum up to associate director level and then got an extra 4 days.

holidaysarenice Tue 19-Apr-16 19:39:06

28+8 public hols NHS

Longdistance Tue 19-Apr-16 20:25:04

Sorry, excluding bank holidays. Yes, I'm in the UK.

MummyBex1985 Tue 19-Apr-16 20:41:26

37 days including bank holidays is my FT entitlement. I think 40 is the max depending on length of service. Private sector company with 250 employees.

DrDreReturns Tue 19-Apr-16 20:50:03

Thanks guys - helps put it in perspective.

TheExtraGuineaPig Wed 20-Apr-16 11:39:41

The statutory minimum and we have to take the period we close from Christmas to NY out of our allowance - small IT project management company.

It is a contributing factor to making me want to leave

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