With the final bank holiday weekend before Christmas on the way, Brits will already be looking for an opportunity to escape on their next holiday.
The brightest among us will be looking to 2023 to see how we can maximize our annual leave to take extra days off.
With careful strategic planning and judicious use of public holidays, workers in 2023 can bag 47 vacation days by taking just 19 days annual leave.
Keep in mind that this only works if you have holidays off as part of your contract with your employer. Unfortunately, those who work on national holidays, the true heroes among us, are sadly missed.
But if you usually work Monday through Friday, then you’re in luck. By combining holidays with free time around them, you can maximize your time away from the office over the next year.
Here’s how you do it.
Full list of public holidays in England and Wales in 2023
The first step is to familiarize yourself with the holidays in 2023. Here’s a full list.
- New Year (Replacement) – Monday, January 2nd
- Good Friday – Friday April 7th
- Easter Monday – Monday April 10th
- Public holiday early May – Monday 1 May
- Spring Holiday – Monday, April 29
- Summer Holiday – Monday 28 August
- Boxing Day – Tuesday 26th December
Days to book as annual leave in 2023
- Monday April 3rd to Thursday April 6th – If you book four days of annual leave, including weekends and public holidays, you get a ten-day break.
- TTuesday May 2nd to Friday May 5th – If you book four days off after the early May bank holiday, you’ll get a nine-day break from the office.
- Tuesday May 30th to Friday June 2nd – If you book the rest of the week after the Spring Bank Holiday, including the weekend, you can enjoy nine consecutive days without the stress and worries of work.
- Tuesday 29 August – Friday 1 SeptemberT – Thanks to summer weekends and holidays, you can exchange nine consecutive days off for annual leave days.
- Wednesday 26th December to Friday 29th December – If you book three days off around the Christmas period, you will have ten days off at the end of the year.
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