The EAT has handed down its decision in the eagerly awaited case of British Gas Trading v Mr Z J Lock and Sec of State for BIS.  

UNISON have succeeded in defeating the appeal at the EAT which confirms that holiday pay should include basic pay and commission where this is how an employees usual pay is made up.  

This has huge ramifications as a windfall for employees who are paid in part via commission payments.  Employers will need to be alive to this position when offering contract terms and also when making holiday payments to avoid other potential claims.