In Charlie you can set deductible (included in your allowance) or non-deductible (in addition to your allowance) public holidays depending on your company policy.

Exclude public holidays from allowances (non-deductible)

What this means:

Charlie will not deduct public holidays from your team member's individual time off allowance, this is better suited for companies that do not have part time team members.

How does this work?

If your company default allowance is 28 days, then a UK-based, full-time team member will automatically get:

  • 28 bookable days each year

  • 8 additional bank holidays each year

These public holidays don't count towards their "total days used" in Charlie and won't come out of their allowance.

You will be able to see the public holidays on their profiles.

How to set this up in CharlieHR

This is the default setting in Charlie when you set up your account, so no changes need to be made!

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Include public holidays in allowances (deductible)

What this means:

Charlie will deduct all public holidays from your team member's allowances.


If you have part time team members, this is the fairest way to manage their allowance. You can set part time working weeks for your part time team members, and any public holidays that fall on days they don't work will not be deducted from their allowance.

How does this work?

If your default company allowance is 28 days, then a UK-based, full-time team member will automatically get:

  • 20 bookable days each year

  • 8 pre-approved bank holidays each year automatically booked and taken from their allowance.

How to set this up in CharlieHR

To change your public holidays to deductible:

  1. Expand 'Time' in the left hand side navigation.

  2. Click on 'Settings'

  3. Scroll down to 'Default Company Allowance' section

  4. Select 'Edit'

  5. Set the switch next to 'Deductible Public Holiday' to on

  6. Confirm by clicking on 'Update' and saving the setting

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FAQ:

Have team members based in different countries with different public holidays?

You can group your team into offices depending on where they are based, and then apply different country or regional public holidays to your team based on their office. Their public holidays will then be treated in the same way as the examples above.

Want to turn off public holidays for an office or team?
You can turn public holidays off completely for an office, which stops them from displaying or being factored into people's time off calculations.

Have any other questions about public holidays and time off settings?
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