Holiday and Leave Policy


RBA Chartered Accountant and Tax Advisor (RBA) is committed to providing a positive and productive work environment for all of its staff. This policy sets out the company's expectations for holiday and leave, and outlines the procedures for requesting and taking time off.


This policy applies to all staff of RBA, including permanent, temporary, contract, agency and freelance staff. It also applies to all visitors to the company's premises.


All staff are eligible for holiday and leave, subject to the following conditions:

  • The employee has been with the company for at least 6 months.
  • The employee is not on probation.
  • The employee has not taken more than their entitlement of holiday and leave in the previous year.

Types of leave

There are three types of leave available to staff:

  • Holiday is paid leave that can be taken for any reason.
  • Sick leave is unpaid leave that can be taken for medical reasons.
  • Maternity leave is unpaid leave that can be taken by female employees who are pregnant or have recently given birth.


Staff are entitled to the following amount of holiday and leave per year:


  • Full-time staff: 28 days
  • Part-time staff: pro-rata
  • Sick leave
  • Full-time staff: 7 days
  • Part-time staff: pro-rata

Maternity leave

  • Up to 6 weeks before the expected date of birth
  • Up to 39 weeks after the birth

Requesting leave

Staff must request leave in advance, in writing, to their manager. The request should include the following information:

  • The start and end dates of the leave
  • The reason for the leave
  • Taking leave
  • Staff must take their leave in accordance with the company's holiday and leave policy. Staff who take leave without permission may be subject to disciplinary action.

Carrying over leave

Staff may carry over up to 2 days of holiday from one year to the next. Any unused holiday after this period will be forfeited.

Returning from leave

Staff who return from leave must be fully up to date with their work. Staff who are not up to date with their work may be subject to disciplinary action.


By following this policy, staff can help to ensure that they are able to take the leave they need to rest, relax, and recharge.

Additional Information

  • Staff are encouraged to take their holiday and leave throughout the year, rather than saving it all up for one big block of time.
  • Staff who are sick should take sick leave as soon as they become ill.
  • Staff who are pregnant or have recently given birth should take maternity leave as soon as they are eligible.
  • Staff who have any questions about the holiday and leave policy should speak to their manager.

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