We currently offer 20 days per year holiday for new starters (raises to 22 days after three years) + all bank holidays and have normally given an additional three or four days off over Christmas.
As the business has started to grow, we are finding that giving the additional 'free' time off is getting to be unworkable and expensive.
We were considering telling staff they have to take three days from their normal entitlement over the Christmas period (which I believe we are perfectly entitled to do - compulsory holidays) but to sweeten the change, we were thinking of upping the basic holiday entitlement by a day or two.
Is this legal and okay?
And what would any of you think, as employees, to be told of such a change? Would it frack you off?