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My husband and I are required to save eight days holiday to

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My husband and I are required to save eight days holiday to be taken over xmas shutdown period.During the shut down we are required to be on call on the caravan park and this year it amounted to96 hours in total,we r given an allowance of £23.50 per 24 hours for this but as it is supposed to be holiday should we be entitled to further holidays to make up for it
Ben Jones : Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Is the on call duty during times when you would normally be working but are taking holiday instead? Do you get paid anything else apart from the allowance you mentioned, like full holiday pay?

yes we do get our holiday pay as well

Ben Jones :

Hi, this will actually be related to the answer I gave you yesterday to do with what amounts to working time. Whilst you will get your normal holiday pay for the time you would normally be considered to be working but are off on holiday, any additional time on top of that could still amount to working time, as per the details I provided earlier.


so if we were supposed to be on holiday but were required to be working, would we be entitled to time in lieu?

Ben Jones :

it depends on when you are actually expected to work, say you are required to work during the times of day when you are usually working but on holiday, then you would not be deemed to be on holiday and that time should not be taken off your holiday allowance.


, That makes me a little bit more cofident that my judgement is reasonably accurate, I was beginning to think I was goingmad, thank you Ben

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