Holiday Entitlement for Agency/Umbrella workers.
As an Agency or Umbrella Worker, you are entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks (28 days) paid annual leave and this accrues immediately after commencing work. However, as temporary workers may not have consistent hours, many do not understand how to calculate their holiday pay and entitlement. Holiday pay is accrued at a rate of 12.07 percent of gross pay, therefore it is important that workers keep a detailed record of their earnings.
The 12 week rule:
In addition to the above, once you have reached twelve weeks in your position, a temporary worker is entitled to the same working conditions and basic pay as a permanent member of staff doing comparable work. In terms of holiday pay, this means if a permanent worker receives more than the minimum of 28 days paid holiday, a temporary worker is entitled to receive the exactly the same as the permanent employee. After twelve weeks, a temporary worker will also be entitled to inclusion onto an auto-enrolment workplace pension.