Do Companies Have to Pay for Extra Bank Holidays?

Bank holiday cake and street party

There is a new bank holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022. Extra bank holidays can cause confusion for employers. Do you need to pay for extra bank holidays? Is it an unpaid day off? Do you need to close up shop for that day at all? Or does it come from your employee’s statutory holiday allowance? We’ll take a look at some of the complications an added bank holiday can throw at employers and what you need to do.

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Holiday Requests and Christmas

We’re approaching the time of year when a flurry of holiday requests land in your inbox. And this year there is more to consider than usual. Your decisions may depend on your staffing levels needed through an extended winter lockdown, holiday build-up, and considerations for those with young families. 

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Furlough Scheme and Employee Holidays: How Does It Work?

9.3 million employees in the UK have been placed on the government’s furlough scheme since March 2020. And rule changes in July allow a phased return to work.

The scheme has changed over the year and will now run until the end of April 2021.

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