Insolvency Payment - arrears of holidays


New Member
I do have a question maybe there is someone who can help me to clear my doubts.

Business went to liquidation in begin of 2018. After fill in the forms IP1 there is few question marks.
Carried over holidays from previous leave year will liquidator have a legal right to disallow them (ignore them). There was a policy of carrying over holidays year to year in the business, my questions are if the employee never was refused to take them, and the employee never asks for them/ wasn't out sick or anything. just simply decided to carry them over can you lose them at the moment when a business goes to liquidation.

Can anyone help here, please?

Baby boomer

Registered User
Holiday pay is included in the employer insolvency scheme. This includes arrears but there's a limit of I think 8 weeks in total for unpaid wages, holiday pay and notice.

The liquidator has no incentive to obstruct your entitlement - he claims it from the employer insolvency fund anyway. And the liquidator is "on the clock" and gets paid first so will actually have an incentive to spend time processing the payment. The liquidator should be on your side here.