In 2022 in the UK, you can look forward to an additional bank holiday, including a 4 day weekend to be held over the summer.

When is the extra bank holiday?

In the UK, your staff members can look forward to the extra bank holiday in 2022, which is scheduled for Friday, 3rd of June.

The late May Bank Holiday will be moved to the 2nd of June, which will make this new bank holiday a four-day weekend from Thursday, 2nd June to Sunday, 5th June. The late May holiday is usually held on the last Monday of the month.

What’s the additional day for?

The additional bank holiday in 2022 is to mark the Queen’s 70th year on the throne, this will be the first time a British monarch has reached a Platinum Jubilee.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced that this bank holiday will be marked with a “once-in-a-generation show”, over the four-day Bank Holiday weekend.

How many bank holidays do we get in 2022?

With the new bank holiday added, this will bring the total number of public holidays for England and Wales in 2022 to nine days. You can see the bank holidays for 2021 as well as 2022 here:

England and Wales 2021
1 JanuaryFridayNew Year’s Day
2 AprilFridayGood Friday
5 AprilMondayEaster Monday
3 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
31 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
30 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
27 DecemberMondayChristmas Day (substitute day)
28 DecemberTuesdayBoxing Day (substitute day)

 

England and Wales 2022
3 JanuaryMondayNew Year’s Day (substitute day)
15 AprilFridayGood Friday
18 AprilMondayEaster Monday
2 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
2 JuneThursdaySpring bank holiday
3 JuneFridayPlatinum Jubilee bank holiday
29 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
26 DecemberMondayBoxing Day
27 DecemberTuesdayChristmas Day (substitute day)

 

An up to date list can be seen on the UK Government’s website here: https://www.gov.uk/bank-holidays

 

You can use ScheduleLeave to automatically update your bank holidays within your staff holiday planner.