I've had an issue raised with my employer (civvy employer) that is as follows. I have three holidays booked for the first 6 months of this year, totalling 18 days off (with 5 remaining from my entitlement). The latest holiday, which brings my holiday to 18 days, has now been denied as "I don't think 5 days will be enough for you for the rest of the year." There is no other reason I couldn't go other than them saying they don't think I'll have enough holiday left for the rest of the year. Is that legal? I have always taken my holidays in the first part of the year due to it being 1) cheaper and 2) Just always have done. There is nothing that specifies rights to take holiday in my contract other than stating my annual entitlement. Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place.