Due to Coronavirus, the government is relaxing the rules on holiday leave. Workers will be able to carry over any unused statutory annual leave into the next two leave years. The government will amend the Working Time Regulations 1998 to reflect this.
As a reminder, almost all workers are entitled to 28 days statutory annual holiday including bank holidays each year. Usually, the majority of the 28 days cannot be carried between leave years - this means a worker would lose their untaken holiday if they don't take it in the relevant leave year. The change to allow a carry-over for two years will ensure workers don’t lose their leave entitlements and gives flexibility to business.