BRITS will enjoy an extra bank holiday next year with the Queen marking her 70-year reign with a four-day break.
Below is a list of the full list of bank holiday dates in 2022 – including the bonus day off.
In March the Government confirmed the extra bank holiday to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
The May Bank Holiday Weekend – which usually falls at the end of the month – will be moved to Thursday June 2 for Her Majesty’s 70th year on the throne.
The weekend will then be extended with an extra day off on Friday June 3.
It is the first time any British monarch has reached this historic milestone.
Full list of bank holiday dates in 2022
January 3, 2022 – New Year's Day (Substitute day)
April 15, 2022 – Good Friday
April 18, 2022 – Easter Sunday
May 2, 2022 – Early May Bank Holiday
June 2, 2022 – Spring Bank Holiday
June 3, 2022 – Platinum Bank Holiday
August 29, 2022 -Summer Bank Holiday
December 26, 2022 -Boxing Day
December 27, 2022 – Christmas day (Substitute day)
After almost a year of lockdowns due to Covid-19, many Brits will be hoping for a slightly more "normal" everyday life in a few months' time.
And although many of us may still be working from home, it's important to still take time off to switch off and recharge.
If you have your sights set on a much-needed break to make up for lost time, we explain how to turn 23 days of annual leave into 53 days off.
The trick works by booking around bank holidays and weekends, focusing on April, May and August this year.
You won't actually get any more time off work – but it will feel like it as you'll get longer holiday breaks with fewer days off used.
Keen to do it? Let's break it down for you.
Next year, Good Friday falls on April 2 and Easter Monday on April 5.
So if you take eight days off in March and April around those days – March 29, 30, 31 and April 1, 6, 7, 8 and 9 – that will equate to 16 days' holiday.
If you also book four days off after bank holiday Monday on May 3, you'll get another nine-day break.
The same applies for the bank holiday on May 31, meaning you'll get May 29 until June 6 off work.
And in August, you can maximise the August 30 bank holiday by booking off August 31, as well as September 1, 2 and 3.
Once again, this will turn four days of annual leave into another nine-day holiday.
Plus, if you're already planning your time off for Christmas and New Year's this year, you'll be pleased to know that you only need to take three days off to get a ten-day holiday.
This is because Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day fall on a weekend, meaning December 27, December 28 and January 3 will be substitute bank holidays.
Before you get too excited, keep in mind this plan sadly only works if you're on a normal shift pattern and get weekends and bank holidays off.
Your manager also has to approve any holiday requests before you get time off.
Full-time workers in the UK are entitled to 28 days paid leave a year, including bank holidays, even during the coronavirus crisis.
You can figure out how many days holiday you are entitled to by taking the amount of days a week you work and multiplying that number by 5.6.
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