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Annual Leave Purchase Scheme

The Annual Leave Purchase Scheme allows staff to purchase up to an additional 10 days of annual leave (pro rata for part-time employees) and spread the cost of doing so over a year through a deduction in monthly salary.

This is available for all staff who are on a regular annual leave scheme and book their annual leave through the online booking system on Employee Self Service (“ESS”). 

Applications will be subject to approval from line managers.

You will not be eligible if you are not on a regular annual leave scheme (e.g casual workers), the deductions would take your pay below the level of the National Minimum Wage or the change to your salary would impact your visa eligibility.

There will be a single window during which applications under the scheme will need to be made.   This will run from1 July 2023 until 8 September 2023 You will only be able to apply once and only during the application open dates.