The Court of Appeal has recently decided that EU Regulations on employment mean that if you are off sick for a whole year then when you return to work you can carry forward the paid holiday which you would have had during that year into the following period.  However, if you work all year and do not take your holiday during that period then you cannot carry forward any holiday entitlement (save if the employer decides to grant it as a kindness).  Ask us to explain this paradox further …if we can.