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I am classed as self-employed, and work for a large finance house on contract to collect their money weekly for a commission. In the last four years I have never received holiday pay. Is this right?

Self-employed people are not entitled to holiday pay. The question you have to ask yourself therefore is whether you are genuinely self-employed. This will affect more than just your holiday pay entitlement of course. An employment tribunal would look, not just at your tax and national insurance arrangements, but at the whole of your relationship with the finance house. If you work for other people as well you may be self-employed. If on the other hand you do the finance house’s bidding when they tell you to do it you may be regarded as an employee. Discuss this in more detail with a solicitor specialising in employment matters.

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