Bank and public holidays 2018 (England and Wales)
In general there is no statutory obligation on employers to observe bank holidays. However, they are widely observed.
|New Year's Day||1 January (Monday)|
|Good Friday||30 March (Friday)|
|Easter Monday||2 April (Monday)|
|May bank holiday||7 May (Monday)|
|Spring bank holiday||28 May (Monday)|
|Summer bank holiday||27 August (Monday)|
|Christmas Day||25 December (Tuesday)|
|Boxing Day||26 December (Wednesday)|
FAQs answers frequently asked questions on bank holidays:
- Can bank holidays be included in a worker's statutory leave entitlement?
- Are employees entitled to time off for bank holidays in addition to the statutory minimum annual leave entitlement of 5.6 weeks?
- Are part-time workers entitled to bank holidays?
- Is an employee who is required to work on bank holidays entitled to extra pay?
Additional information on bank holidays is available in Line manager briefings > Annual leave.
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