There are proposals from the Department of Trade and Industry that, as from 1 October 2007, there will be an increase in the minimum holiday entitlement of employees.

The minimum holiday entitlement is currently 20 days, but that can include the 8 bank holidays.

The proposal is that the minimum holiday entitlement will effectively increase to 28 days to take into account bank holidays. The increases will take place in 2 phases: an increase to 24 days on 1 October 2007 and an increase to 28 days on 1 October 2008.