Public Holidays

New Year’s Day —Good Friday —Easter Monday —Early May Bank Holiday —Spring Bank Holiday —Summer Bank Holiday —Christmas Day —Boxing Day

Working hours

The standard work week is capped at 48 hours.

Maternity / Paternity Leave

Female employees receive as much as 52 weeks of maternity leave. Male employees receive one to two weeks of paternity leave.

Vacation Leave

Employees receive 28 days to 5.6 weeks of paid leave per year.

Sick Leave

Eligible employees in the United Kingdom receive up to 28 weeks of paid sick leave.

Bonus Payments

Cash and non-cash bonuses are common.

Employment Termination Severance

Notice is between one and 12 weeks. Employers are required to pay severance in some circumstances.

Health Insurance Benefits

The state provides universal healthcare, but some companies provide supplementary private healthcare insurance.

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