I’ve been furloughed do I still have to take my annual leave?

19th August 2020

I’ve been furloughed do I still have to take my annual leave?

I’ve been furloughed do I still have to take my annual leave?

The current guidance from Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) suggests that annual leave can be taken during furlough. Your employer can insist that you take your annual leave during a period of furlough. Employers have the right to tell employees and workers when to take holiday but must give at least twice as many days’ notice as the amount of days they need people to take.

By way of example, if you were furloughed for three weeks, you could be told by your employer that your third week of furlough will be annual leave. This is because you were given two weeks’ notice that you’re required to take one week’s leave.

*All information is correct at the time of publishing.

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Tracy has worked in general practice management for over 13 years with a passion for turning around vulnerable or struggling practices and making a difference to patients. Tracy has been a Care Quality Commission (CQC) Practice Manager Specialist Adviser since 2014 along with being a peer appraiser, national trainer, dementia friend champion and a trustee board member with her local Healthwatch.

Tracy also worked nationally for 18 months as the General Practice Development and Primary Care Network (PCN) Lead supporting practices, PCNs and federations.

Tracy is a chartered fellow with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and a fellow with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) holding postgraduate qualifications in strategic leadership.

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