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posted on 28 February 2016

The UK Trails Europe In Holiday Allowance

by Felix Richter,

-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

Where in Europe do employees have the most statutory paid annual leave?

A recent report shows that Spain offers the most in total, at 36 days. In comparison, UK employers are must give a relatively paltry 28. In fact, according to Glassdoor, the United Kingdom ranked in the bottom three of Europe for unemployment benefit, parental entitlements, annual leave and sick pay.

Putting this in perspective, however, the U.S. offers zero days paid annual leave as standard, and zero paid public holidays. This graphic was recently featured on The Independent.

This chart compares the total annual paid leave entitlement of selected countries.

Infographic: The UK trails Europe in holiday allowance | Statista

You will find more statistics at Statista.

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