Annual Leave Buy Back and Carry Over 2021-22
The Scottish Government issued updated guidance in relation to annual leave carry over for 2021-22 and the ability to “sell back” some annual leave for health and social care staff.
Staff should continue to work with their line manager to try to take their annual leave entitlement this year, however – where this is not possible:
- Staff can sell back up to a maximum of 10 days accumulated leave from 2020-21 to be paid at time and a half
- This is subject to criteria that staff members have to take at least their statutory minimum of 28 days (20 days annual and 8 public holidays for AFC, Exec and Senior Managers - until 31 March 2022) and 18 days of annual leave and 10 public holidays for Medical and Dental staff (for personal leave year 2021-22).
- Staff who do not wish to sell back leave will be able to carry over leave they have been unable to take due to service pressures into the 2022-23 leave year.
This is a voluntary scheme and no pressure will be put on staff to sell their leave entitlement in this way.
If you would like to arrange for some of your leave to be bought back then you should arrange to complete the form linked here with your Line Manager, who will then return it to [email protected]