I have just resigned from my current company and I briefly mentioned I have unused annual leave left to take.

They have told me, it is company policy to pay leaving employees for unused annual leave, and thus their preferred option is that I do not take my remaining annual leave.

Is this enforceable in the United Kingdom by law?

My employment contract doesn't specifically say that.

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    A company can't force you not to, but they can say you're not allowed to. Very different things.
    – Nij
    Dec 24 '16 at 23:27

Annual leave can generally only be taken with the agreement of the employer so, yes its legal.

  • Can't speak definitively for UK law, but I know for a fact that this is the case in New Zealand.
    – davidgo
    Dec 26 '16 at 8:20

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