Hi, i need some advice about holiday rules/law in the UK. We have been given 2012 holiday memo, we work full time (38.5 hours) over 5 days a week. We have been told on the memo that due to a recent European directive that no holidays are allowed to be carried forward into the following year. I have searched google and cannot find information about this directive, what i have found however on my research is that you are allowed 28 holidays and you are allowed by law to carry a max of 8 holidays into the following year. Can someone please confirm what is true about this, thank you, Best answer will be awarded, can you also state your position, IE: Solicitor, etc, so i can get a grasp who are talking sense and who are not. Thank You.