Belfast Telegraph

Brits 'losing holiday entitlement'

Workaholic Britons are in danger of running out of time to take their full annual holiday entitlement, according to a survey.

On average, Britons still have 4.7 leave days left for this year, with 12% having as many as 11 days untaken, the poll by found.

Also, 17.5% of those over 55 have 11 or more days still to take.

Overall, 18-23-year-olds have an average of 3.7 days left to take while the average for those over 55 is 6.5 days.

The Welsh are best at taking their holidays as they have an average of just 3.4 days left.

The worst at using up their entitlement appear to be those from Northern Ireland, with an average of 6.6 days still unused.

Based on responses from 2,089 British adults, the survey also showed that 52% of women, and 40% of men, will use their remaining vacation days to do their Christmas shopping.

More than half (52%) of those polled are not allowed to carry unused leave days over into the next year.

Bob Atkinson, of, said: "Many workers are likely to end up disgruntled having found that they can't actually take the holiday that they had been saving up over the year."


From Belfast Telegraph