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6th May 2009

From 1 April 2009, the statutory annual leave entitlement under the Working Time Regulations 1998 has increased from 4.8 weeks to 5.6 weeks (with a maximum statutory entitlement of 28 days). Further, the option to replace additional annual leave with a payment in lieu, has been scraped, except where employment is terminated.

However, your leave year may have started before 1 April 2009. If so, your annual leave will be worked out on a pro-rata basis - 4.8 weeks pro rata for the period before 1 April 2009 and 5.6 weeks pro rata for the period from 1 April 2009.

Employers are under a duty to notify their employees of this change if they have not already done so.

Corinne Day is a trainee solicitor who specialises in information technology law and intellectual property law. She can be contacted via e-mail on

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Lawdit Solicitors offer services and advice for litigation, commercial contracts, Intellectual Property and IT legal agreements. We are experts in commercial law with a heavy emphasis on Intellectual Property, Internet and e-commerce law. Lawdit is a member of the International Trademark Association, the Solicitors' Association of Higher Court Advocates and we are the appointed Solicitors to the largest webdesign association in the world, the United Kingdom Website Designers Association.

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