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Accrued annual leave following long-term sickness absence

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Last updated on 20 June 2017
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What happens to annual leave accrued during long-term sickness? We link to guidance from GOV.UK and Acas on carrying over statutory annual leave, and relay advice from ASCL on this process. We also look at whether staff are entitled to be paid for owed leave if they are unlikely to return to work.

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  1. 1 Unused statutory annual leave can be carried over
  2. 2 Carrying over statutory annual leave
  3. 3 Unused annual leave for staff unlikely to return to work
  4. 4 Sick leave and sick pay entitlement

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