I work at an office-based company in the UK where almost all employees work a regular 5 day week. We have 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays, and it is assumed that the office will be closed on Bank Holidays and holiday isn't tracked for those days - they're just not working days, like weekends.
I'm looking at going significantly part-time - only working Mondays & Tuesdays. Obviously the holiday allowance will be pro-rata'd to reflect the reduced days.
A naive approach would be to take it down to 10 days. But because UK BHs are predominantly Mondays, then if BHs are still not couunted towards holiday, then I'm suddenly getting way more BHs per working days than my colleagues. On the other hand if I have to take holiday to cover the BHs, then now I getting screwed out of holiday ... I effectively don't get any BHs.
It seems to me that the fair approach would be to say that my Holiday allowance is actually 33 days, including BHs, and my pro-rata Holiday allowance is 40% of that ... 13.2 days
But ... now I have a non-integer number of days holiday, which is presumably going to be a PITA for someone to deal with.
Obviously, the final decision will lie with my individual company, but what should I expect? What is normal?
Q: Is it common to have non-integer amounts of holiday allowance for part-time workers, in the UK?
Q: What is the common approach to holiday taken by UK office-based companies for part-time regular-day workers, so that Bank Holidays are handled fairly