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    • pennypincher3562
    • By pennypincher3562 4th Oct 16, 11:00 PM
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    What Does Holiday Balance Refer to on Payslip?
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    • 4th Oct 16, 11:00 PM
    What Does Holiday Balance Refer to on Payslip? 4th Oct 16 at 11:00 PM
    Hi

    I was just looking at my payslip, and can see an entry for 'holiday balance.' I've never had this in other jobs.

    What does it refer to? Hours, or a financial amount?

    Thanks in advance.
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    • Ebe Scrooge
    • By Ebe Scrooge 4th Oct 16, 11:33 PM
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    In some places I've worked, you could "buy" or "sell" holidays. For instance, if you're entitled to 25 days holiday per year, but only take 20, then they will pay you 5 days wages for the "untaken" holiday. Conversely, you could take more holiday than you were entitled to, at the cost of a deduction from your salary.

    Simplest thing is probably to contact your payroll department to clarify - they should be able to give you the full picture.
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    • By TELLIT01 5th Oct 16, 8:14 AM
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    The actual number in the box should give some clue, but the obvious thing to do is ask at work.
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    • By DCFC79 5th Oct 16, 3:08 PM
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    The holidays you have left maybe.

    Does the figure correspond to what you believe it should be ?
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    • By pennypincher3562 5th Oct 16, 3:32 PM
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    The holidays you have left maybe.

    Does the figure correspond to what you believe it should be ?
    Originally posted by DCFC79
    I've never seen it before so have nothing to compare it to. I previous jobs you just had 3-4 weeks holidays per year and that was it.

    I suppose the proper solution here is to ask my employer.

    Cheers.
    • Ebe Scrooge
    • By Ebe Scrooge 5th Oct 16, 3:59 PM
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    Yep, the simplest - and safest - thing to do is ask your employer.


    But here's my guess - and it is nothing more than a guess. But companies will often have different "holiday years". Typically the holiday year will run on a calendar year ( January to December ), or a fiscal year ( April to March ). But it's not uncommon to have other arrangements ( so that "holiday year-end" avoids the busy admin times of Financial or Calendar year-end ). It's possible that your company's holiday year has just finished, you haven't used up all your entitlement, and the figure you're seeing is what will be carried forward to the next "holiday year" - or for which you'll receive payment, if your company offers that option.


    Not that it really matters - the payroll department will be able to tell you. But I'd be interested to hear the outcome
    Last edited by Ebe Scrooge; 05-10-2016 at 4:02 PM.
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    • By DCFC79 12th Oct 16, 8:22 PM
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    I've never seen it before so have nothing to compare it to. I previous jobs you just had 3-4 weeks holidays per year and that was it.

    I suppose the proper solution here is to ask my employer.

    Cheers.
    Originally posted by pennypincher3562
    Did you manage to get an answer ?

    Its not something Ive seen either, anything on a payslip is related to pay, for holidays you needed to ask for a holiday form.
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    • pennypincher3562
    • By pennypincher3562 12th Oct 16, 8:37 PM
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    Did you manage to get an answer ?

    Its not something Ive seen either, anything on a payslip is related to pay, for holidays you needed to ask for a holiday form.
    Originally posted by DCFC79
    It was actually hours equivalent to about a week's pay - so a nice early Christmas bonus.
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