03. Will annual leave be carried over into next year? Only those who have not had a period of furlough should request to carry over annual leave, as we anticipate they may struggle to book all their leave within the current year. This may be extended to those who have saved annual leave for specific events (weddings etc), however this must be approved by your manager and HR / Zoe. The government announced an amendment to the working time directive, which allows for flexibility of employees carrying over annual leave over the next two years. This is intended for those who had time booked of during furlough and only covers statutory accrued annual leave. As Acorn offer enhanced annual leave as a benefit, this is not applicable to us.