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UK Receives Second Lowest Public Holiday Entitlement in the World

Magazine article Management Services

UK Receives Second Lowest Public Holiday Entitlement in the World

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Finland has the most generous provision of public holidays (15) in Europe, followed by Spain (14) whereas Hungary, the UK and the Netherlands, have the fewest (8).

Employees in India and Colombia benefit from the greatest number of public holidays in the world, whilst Mexicans have access to the least, according to data from Mercer's Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines. The report is used by HR directors of multinational companies to help define the employee benefit policies in the countries in which they operate. It provides an overview of mandatory and private benefit practices, statutory regulations and employment conditions across 64 major economies. The data also shows that UK employees receive the second lowest public holiday allowance and are entitled to only eight days each year. …

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