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FCS Briefing - Buying and Selling Annual Leave

06/12/2019 15:17:25

FCS Briefing – Buying and Selling Annual Leave

Joint Statement 22-11-2019


Annual leave entitlement, as part of the general reward package, has long been prescribed in the national Agenda for Change terms and conditions – see AfC Handbook Section  13,


The national provisions are not always appropriate for your individual circumstances in any one year. You may have leave that you cannot or do not wish to take or need additional leave outside of the provisions for paternal, discretionary or compassionate leave.

During discussions toward the Framework Agreement that introduced  the pay restructuring 3 year deal the notion was tabled to allow employees to buy or sell a portion of their annual leave. An announcement was made on 22nd November indicating that it has not been possible to reach full agreement but issuing a joint statement on areas of agreed good practice.

The statement can be found at:


 In the absence of a national agreement, NHS employers are encouraging local organisations to consider these points if developing their own local buying and selling leave policies in partnership with local staff sides, with a view to protecting employees’ health, safety and wellbeing.

Geoff Lester

Federation of Clinical Scientists

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