Holiday Pay Act 1938

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The Holiday Pay Act 1938 was legislation of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which provided for paid holidays for working class employees,[1] and was the result of a twenty-year campaign.[2] The Act was repealed by the Statute Laws Repeals Act 2004 see Schedule 1 Part 8 - Employment[3] It led to the popularity of holiday camps such as those run by Butlins[4]

The provisions of the Act have largely been replaced by the European Working Time Directive enacted by Statutory Instrument SI1998|1833 - Working Time Regulations 1998


  1. ^ "Holidays with Pay Act 1938". Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  2. ^ Dawson, Sandra (2006). "TCBH Postgraduate Essay Prize Winner for 2006 "Working-Class Consumers and the Campaign for Holidays with Pay"" (PDF). TBCH. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Statute Laws Repeals Act 2004". Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  4. ^ Jardine, Cassandra (13 August 2009). "Butlins joins the 21st century". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 5 February 2010.