Extending statutory holiday entitlement to cover bank holidays

Close date: 22 September 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 the UK. 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