Extra Bank Holiday in 2022 | An Employers Guide
September 15, 2021 | By: Victoria Owings
There will be an extra Bank Holiday to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 and many employers will be questioning if an employee is entitled to this extra days’ holiday. The answer to this question will vary depending on the wording of the employee’s contract. We review the HR implications of the additional Bank Holiday and provide a guide to help employers and businesses managing related staff issues. In a standard year, there are 8 Bank Holidays in England & Wales, these being New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Early May Bank Holiday, Spring Bank Holiday, Summer Bank Holiday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. In Northern Ireland there are 10 Bank Holidays, with the addition of St. Patrick's Day and Anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne. While in Scotland, there are 9 Bank Holidays, the main differences from England & Wales being a holiday on 2nd January and for St. Andrew’s day, but no Easter Monday.