Extending statutory holiday entitlement to cover bank holidays in Northern Ireland

Close date: 19 October 2006

The Government consults on whether statutory holiday entitlement should be extended from four weeks to 5.6 weeks to reflect the number of permanent bank and public holidays in Northern Ireland. The Government has suggested that the increase should be implemented in phases, beginning with an extension to 24 days on 1 October 2007.
Consultation document:
Increasing the holiday entitlement - an initial consultation (PDF format, 403K)
Further consultation:
Increasing the holiday entitlement - A further consultation (PDF format, 3.10MB)