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Annual Leave Hacks for 2023

Annual Leave Hacks for 2023
14 June 2022

For those already looking to book their 2023 holiday getaways, early planning around UK Bank Holidays can help to maximise time off.

Using annual leave hacks, such as those seen over the extended Platinum Jubilee break,could mean maximising the number of days spent away from work, without your holiday allowance taking too much of a hit.


Being Savvy With Leave Allocation in the UK


In Northern Ireland, St Patrick’s Day celebrations can be spread out over nine days by employees who request annual leave from Monday, 13 March to Thursday, 16 March inclusive.

Easter Sunday falls on 9 April in 2023, meaning that four days of leave taken on either side of the Easter weekend (3-6 April or 11-14 April) would result in an eight-day break.

However, booking both would extend that to 16 days, allowing for the first half of April to be spent away from work for just eight days of holiday (nine days for Scotland, where Easter Monday isn’t recognised as a Bank Holiday.)

There is also the potential for English, Welsh and Northern Irish workers to be at home for a good chunk of next May as well, with two bank holidays spread across the first and last weeks of the month. A nine-day break can be achieved by those booking four days of leave between 2-5 May.

In Scotland, a similar break could be achieved by requesting Tuesday, 30 May to Friday, 2 June off.

Zoë Morris, President of  Frank Recruitment Group who commissioned the annual leave holiday hack research commented: “Holidays allow employees time to de-stress, unwind and relax away from the hustle and bustle that working life can generate.

“By having the option of taking other prolonged spells away from work using these holiday hacks – be it during the summer and/or at Easter/May time – it presents the opportunity for employees to recharge their batteries throughout the year, without using up as much of their annual allowance.”

Picture: a photograph of a beach, when sun loungers can be seen. In the sea, people are swimming  Image Credit: Unsplash

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 14 June 2022


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