ET: voluntary overtime included in calculation of holiday pay

In Brettle v Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council ET/1300537/15, an employment tribunal held that voluntary overtime may constitute ‘normal remuneration’ for the purposes of calculating statutory holiday pay under Regulation 13 of the Working Time Regulations 1998. Although the first-instance ET decision in Brettle is non-binding, it is consistent with a recent trend concerning calculation of holiday pay, whereby additional, regularly received elements of pay are deemed part of ‘normal remuneration’.

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Updated CCS guidance on paying invoices in 30 days

On 16 September 2016, the Crown Commercial Service published an updated version of its statutory guidance, ‘Paying invoices in 30 days down the supply chain’. The guidance was issued in accordance with reg.113 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and contracting authorities must have regard to it in relation to the payment of valid and undisputed invoices within 30 days.

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