February’s Breakfast Briefing – Changes to Holiday Pay

Catch up with February’s Breakfast Briefing – Changes to Holiday Pay

Our second Breakfast Briefing of 2024, is presented by Lindsey Miller. Just when we thought issues regarding holiday pay had been clarified, the new Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2023 have been passed, bringing into force several changes impacting the treatment and calculation of holiday entitlement and pay. Some introduce new concepts; others are meant to enact changes already in place via case law or turn the clock back to the position before the case law existed. All of these changes take effect from 1 January 2024. 

Employers should be aware of these changes to avoid legal challenges and to ensure they can work out holiday accruals and pay with confidence. 


The session covers: 

  1. Consequences of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Chief Constable of the Police Force of Northern Ireland v Agnew
  2. What is “normal remuneration” 
  3. Irregular workers and Part Year workers
    • Holiday accrual 
    • Rolled up holiday pay 
  4. Carry forward of annual leave from one holiday year to the next
    • Due to sickness or injury
    • Due to statutory leave 
  5. Accrual of Covid-19 carry over leave


View the slides here


Catch the recording below:



Please look out for details of forthcoming Breakfast Briefings, which take place on the first Wednesday of the month from 08:00-08:30. If you have any questions on this Breakfast Briefing or suggestions for future briefings, then please contact Amie Trainor in the ScotEng legal team.

Tel: 0141 221 3181

Email:  amietrainor@scottishengineering.org.uk