New flexibility afforded to employees in allowing them to buy or sell holiday has led to Holiday Trading becoming a highly valued benefit. Employees may be planning a special trip and would like more days off, or they may wish to increase their take home pay, in which case they can sell some of their allocation.
The number of days that can be bought or sold is predetermined by the employer. If employees buy extra days, the salary adjustment takes the form of a salary sacrifice, with resultant tax and NI savings for both employer and employee. If employees sell days, the value of the days is added to their gross salary, and tax and NI is payable in the usual way. Holiday days are normally valued at 1/260th of gross basic salary.
Avantus Flexible Benefits can advise you of the best way to offer this benefit and can provide a fully- outsourced solution for the management and administration of the scheme.