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Unspent Holidays

Two quick queries:

I am twelve working days short of my anniversary date, can unspent holidays be used to make up the deficit?

Secondly, can unspent holidays be used as part of the redundancy payment, rather than being taxed?


  • Brie
    Brie Posts: 11,181 Ambassador
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    Unused holidays have to be paid for as such unless you have garden leave which might absorb them.  Taxed either way.  

    Whether you can stretch your anniversary date using holidays is likely up to your employer.  Or ask your union if you have one.  
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  • LinLui
    LinLui Posts: 343 Forumite
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    Unless the employer agrees ( and I can't see why they would) the answer to your first question is probably (almost certainly) no; and the answer to the second is definitely no. 

    The date of termination is the date the employer determines provided it is served within the law. You cannot choose to add unused holiday to the end,  only the employer can do that,  and there is no incentive for them to choose to do so if that costs them more (which it would) or gives you rights that they don't want you to have. They must pay for the unused holiday but they can also insist that you take any holiday during your notice period. 
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