Articles, guides and news on holiday and annual leave topics for UK SMEs.

Employing & managing staff

How a Supreme Court ruling on holiday pay could affect your business

A Supreme Court ruling means that police staff in Northern Ireland can bring miscalculated holiday pay claims dating back 35 years .


81% of entrepreneurs work while on holiday

61% of small business owners say they feel more like sweatshop workers than the glamorous ‘rockstar’ image put about by Elon Musk

Legal advice

What are the new rules on calculating holiday pay for seasonal workers?

The Harpur Trust v Brazel case has challenged the way that seasonal and part-year worker holiday pay is calculated. What should you do now?

Employing & managing staff

Holiday entitlement for staff

Alison King outlines what small companies need to know about holiday legislation

Employing & managing staff

Holiday pay for laid-off workers

If a member of staff has been made redundant, are they still entitled to their holiday pay?

Employing & managing staff

Calculating holiday allowances for part-time staff

Victoria Greaves of citrusHR explains how to calculate holidays, including bank holidays, for part-time employees

Employing & managing staff

Holiday entitlement for new employees

When you employ new staff, you may wonder how soon they can begin to take holiday. Jane Mason from Citrus HR explains more

Work life balance

3 ways to look after staff wellbeing during the coronavirus crisis

The government’s announcement that key workers can carry over statutory annual leave into the next two years is welcome, says Steve Arnold. But you want to encourage staff to take holiday even when self-isolating

Employing & managing staff

Holiday leave and pay: the law

Amy Paxton, manager of the solicitor team at Croner, explains the law surrounding holiday leave and pay.

Business management

Lorely Burt: ‘Lib Dems would bring in NI holiday for some small employers’

Lorely Burt, the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Women and Small Business, talks to Small Business about the policies the party would like to see.

Business management

Back to work: five ways to avoid a headache after your holiday

Holidays are wonderful, but how do you handle the stress of going back to work? Vistage UK's Geoff Lawrence explains more.


Half of British workers don’t use their full holiday allowance

New research suggests one in seven British workers did not use their full holiday allowance last year.

Partner content

Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

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Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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