Quite simply because leave is a very important way of helping staff achieve a work/life
balance and many of our colleagues have accrued significant amounts of leave during Covid.
Our expectation is that staff should try to use as much leave as possible before the end of the
leave year. If for whatever reason it is not possible for all leave to be taken before 31 March,
and subject to colleagues having taken the statutory minimum of 20 days in the current leave
year, the Trust will support them to carry over up to 20 days of leave across the next two
However we would encourage the use of leave that is to be carried over within the first
quarter of 2021/21, balancing the demands of the job with the needs of the individual.
We would also recommend that you develop a clear plan for your 21/22 leave by the end of
quarter one of the year, and have any residual carry forward leave booked.