Does an employee who is a reservist continue to accrue annual leave while he or she is on military service?

Reservists do not accrue statutory annual leave with their employer during mobilisation. The reservist will accrue annual leave with the Ministry of Defence while he or she is mobilised and will be able to take this annual leave before the last day of the period of military service.

There is no requirement for contractual annual leave to continue to accrue during mobilisation, unless the contract provides for this.