Change of Early May Bank Holiday

The Early May Bank Holiday in 2020 will move from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, enabling people to pay tribute to those who served in one of the most significant events in our country’s history.

The occasion will remember the contribution of British, Commonwealth and Allied armed forces personnel; those who contributed to the war effort and safeguarded the Home Front. As well as marking the Allies’ victory in 1945, the bank holiday will serve as an opportunity to pay tribute to those who have served, and continue to serve in the UK Armed Forces, and their families.

As your current Holiday and Other Leave Policy may state this bank holiday will take place on the first Monday in May, if some or all of your staff are required to take leave on bank holidays, you will need to communicate this change to your employees at the earliest convenience.

Should we provide you with Employment Law and Best Practice updates, your Holiday and Other Leave Policy will be updated over the coming few weeks, in order to reflect this change and accommodate any future changes to the standard bank holidays.

If you have any questions surrounding the enclosed information, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team.

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