Leisure Leagues UK Ltd v Maconnachie: EAT 14 Mar 2002

When calculating the entitlement to holiday pay the apportionment had to be made on the number of working days in a year, not on the number of days in a year. The regulations required this interpretation rather than that under the Act. A consequence of using the full year might well be to apply an effective rate lower than the minimum wage rate.


Judge Wilkie, QC, Ms J. Drake and Mr R. N. Straker


Times 02-May-2002, [2002] UKEAT 940 – 01 – 1403




Working Time Regulations 1998 (1998 No 1833), Apportionment Act 1870 2


England and Wales


OverruledThames Water Utilities v Reynolds EAT 22-Nov-1995
HH Judge Clark: said this by reference to the expression ‘from day to day’ in section 2: ‘Accordingly the real question is what is meant by the expression ‘from day to day’ in section 2 of the Act. In our view it can only be calendar days and not . .

Cited by:

CitedHartley and Others v King Edward VI College SC 24-May-2017
The teacher appellants challenged the quantification of deductions from their salaries after engaging in lawful strike days.
Held: The appeal as allowed. The correct approach under section 2 to a case like this, where the contract is an annual . .
ApprovedYarrow v Edwards Chartered Accountants EAT 8-Jun-2007
Holiday Pay
Appeal allowed against Chairman’s order dismissing complaint without considering all information supplied by parties (ET Rule 27(6)). Application of working . .
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Updated: 06 August 2022; Ref: scu.170212