BRITS can enjoy a bumper 10-day break this month – by booking just five days off work.
Canny punters can take advantage of this year’s summer Bank Holiday, which falls on Monday, August 30.Brits can enjoy 10 days off this month by booking just five days off work[/caption]
Anyone in England who works Monday to Friday could take five days holiday from August 23-27 – and kick back from August 21 until August 31.
And with Covid restrictions eased, lockdown-weary Brits who use the calendar to their advantage can savour some extended time-off.
For Scots, the Summer Bank Holiday fell at the beginning of the month – on August 2.
Holidaymakers north of the border could have enjoyed a 10-day break if they were off work from July 26-31.
TEN-DAY BREAK BOOST
It comes as Brits look forward to a a four-day Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Her Majesty, 95, will enjoy a four-day bonanza to mark her 70th year on the throne.
The special celebration will include 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians.
The Palace confirmed the extra days off, which will “provide an opportunity for communities and people to come together and celebrate the historic milestone”.
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The August bank holiday was introduced in the Bank Holidays Act 1871 to give bankers the opportunity to enjoy and participate in cricket.
Up until 1971 it always took place on the first Monday of August.
Britain used to enjoy 33 official holidays until 1834, but the number was then slashed to four.