A young woman enjoying time off work over the bank holiday
weekend, but James Taylor questions the cost of bank holidays
As you enjoy another bank holiday
, you are probably thinking "why don't we have more of them".
LUKE MITCHELL Good- As I work every Bank Holiday
I see it as any other Monday with the added bonus of an extra day holiday.
"Also, for those who work some Bank Holidays
, it might give them a better chance of having at least one or two off."
Motorists should check signs carefully and unless the signs which set out parking charges or restrictions specifically say "except bank holidays
", the controls will be in force over the coming public holidays.
Workers will have to wait until Christmas for the next bank holiday
after today, a four-month gap which the TUC said should be filled with a new statutory day off.
Workers in Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland and Cyprus are entitled to 15 bank holidays
a year, almost twice as many as in the UK.
The next bank holiday
is spring bank holiday
Monday, which falls on Monday, May 27.
Here are some ideas for things to do over the bank holidays
So you should check your contracts because employers are not obliged to give the extra time and could choose to include bank holidays
in statutory annual leave asgov.ukexplains.
After New Year's Day, the next bank holidays
are Good Friday on April 19 and Easter Monday on April 22.
After Christmas and New Year, the spring and summer bank holidays
in England and Wales in 2019 are Friday, April 19 (Good Friday), Monday, April 22 (Easter Monday), Monday, May 6 (Early May bank holiday
), Monday, May 27 (Spring bank holiday
) and Monday, August 26 (Summer bank holiday