Newsflash: Taking holiday pay to task

holiday pay - deck chairWhat do we already know?

In our recent Newsflash Big News: Holiday Pay and Overtime we updated you on the EAT’s decision that holiday pay must be calculated to include non-guaranteed overtime (Bear Scotland Ltd and others v Fulton and others).

What is new?

The Government has announced, as set out here, that it is setting up a “taskforce” to assess the above decision in more detail and how its impact on businesses can be limited. The taskforce will consist of Government departments and seven business representative groups including the CBI, EEF and the Institute of Directors. No timescale has been set for the taskforce to report, although the Government has said that the group will meet shortly.