How to get 48 days off work next year with just 19 days of annual leave
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If you're already dreaming about summer holidays, it might be time to start booking off next year's annual leave at work.
In fact, you could get a huge chunk of time off by using a minimal number of your allocated holidays in 2023 if you book your days carefully.
Due to the bank holidays next year, you could actually get up to 48 days off by using just 19 days of annual leave - but you best be quick before everyone tries to book off the same dates.
So how can it be done?
Well, you'll need to book your hols to fit around Easter, Christmas and the summer bank holidays in May and August - providing you get bank holidays off and they're not taken out of your annual leave allowance.
And this also only works if you don't have to work weekends.
First off, you'll need to book four dates in April - Monday 3 April until Thursday 6.
With Good Friday falling on 7 April and Easter Monday on April 10, you'll get 10 consecutive days off (including the weekends).
It's a similar case in May, too. If you book off 2-5 May, you'll be able to have 10 days off. This is because of the May bank holiday on 1 May and the Coronation of King Charles on Saturday 6 May, which gives us a bank holiday on the following Monday (8 May).
At the end of May and into June, another four days off could bag you nine days in a row. Thanks to the late May bank holiday (Monday 29 May), booking off the following Tuesday to Friday will see you off work for nine days.
And if you're looking for a longer period off in the summer, booking just four days off at the end of August and into September could give you nine days in total as well.
The August bank holiday falls on Monday 28 August, but having the following Tuesday until 1 September will mean nine consecutive days off to jet off on your hols or have an extended break in the UK.
Looking ahead to next Christmas and with Christmas Day falling on a Monday and Boxing Day a Tuesday, you can get 10 days off (including New Year's Day) by booking 27, 28 and 29 December.
So, perhaps now's the time to get your calendars sorted to extend the time between going into the office.
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