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:

Additional information on bank holidays is available in Line manager briefings > Annual leave.

Related quick reference items

Bank and public holidays 2018 (Northern Ireland)
Bank and public holidays 2018 (Scotland)