Jess Commons | Deputy Editor | Thursday, 7 January 2016

How To Turn Your 25 Days Of Annual Leave Into 55

How To Turn Your 25 Days Of Annual Leave Into 55

The Debrief: We've worked out exactly which days holiday to take off work this year to make sure you get the most time

Because work is no fun and you’d rather be somewhere like on a beach, or on your couch, we’re lucky we get quite a lot of holiday entitlements over here in this country.

In some places (Israel), workers are only entitled to 10 days off a year and, in others (America), employers don’t actually have to give their employees any time off at all!

In the UK, an average of 28 days, including public holidays, are given. Although many employers choose to give 25 days without public holidays. Which is nice.

Because we’re greedy though, we’ve worked out how to turn those 25 days into even MORE days – 55 to be exact. Here’s the exact days to take off to give yourself nearly two months of doing sweet FA.

In March, take off the eight days in italics below...

SATURDAY/ SUNDAY

March 21st

March 22nd

March 23rd

March 24th

BANK HOLIDAY/ SATURDAY / SUNDAY / BANK HOLIDAY

March 29th

March 30th

March 31st

April 1st

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

Total run: 16 days

 

In early May, take off the four days in italics below

SATURDAY / SUNDAY / BANK HOLIDAY

May 3rd

May 4th

May 5th

May 6th

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

Total run: 9 days

 

In late May/June take off the four days in italics below

SATURDAY / SUNDAY / BANK HOLIDAY

May 31st

June 1st

June 2nd

June 3rd

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

Total run: 9 days

 

In late August / September, take off the four days in italics below

SATURDAY / SUNDAY / BANK HOLIDAY

August 30th

August 31st

September 1st

September 2nd

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

Total run: 9 days

 

In December, take off the five days in italics below

22nd December

23rd December

SATURDAY / SUNDAY / BANK HOLIDAY / BANK HOLIDAY

28th December

29th December

30th December

SATURDAY / SUNDAY / BANK HOLIDAY

Total run: 12 days

Total holiday time: 55 days (!)

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