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The government has announced it is allowing workers to carry over up to four weeks annual leave into the next two leave years. The forthcoming Working Time (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 amend regulation 13 of the Working Time Regulations to allow workers to carry over holiday entitlement into the next two leave years, where it is not reasonably practicable for them to take some, or all, of the holiday they are entitled to due to coronavirus. The balance of 1.6 weeks' statutory leave will not be affected and can be carried over for one year by agreement
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