Today’s government increase in annual leave, which boosts entitlement for full-time workers by 20% to 24 days per annum, is being commended by consumer champion Cheapflights.co.uk. Francesca Ecsery, General Manager of Cheapflights comments:
“The increase in the amount of holiday entitlement available to workers is a great coup for those industrious citizens who constantly juggle work and play. Legislation that levels the playing field for more people has come into effect, but workers do need to be made aware of it - employed people could be missing out by not keeping up to speed with their rights in the workplace. Widely believed to lead to improved productivity, the motivational reward of increased holiday can be just as valuable as an increase in money in workers’ pockets”.
Ecsery continues “With the entitlement increasing again to 28 days from 1 April 2009, workers will be able to flock to their favourite destinations more often - tour operators, travellers and tourist destinations alike will all reap the benefits. The UK will also be moving closer in line to European standards, where the majority of countries have 30 days minimum.”