Compensation & Benefits: An extra bank holiday in 2012!

January 3, 2010

The government plans to create a one-time extra bank holiday on 5
June 2012 to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

In addition to the extra day of holiday, the existing bank holiday
in late May will be moved to 4 June to form a long weekend of

The extra holiday will currently only take place in England and
Wales (rather than Scotland) although the Government would like the
Scottish government to adopt the same.

Lord Mandelson, Lord President of the Privy Council, commented:

“This special Diamond Jubilee weekend will…be an opportunity to
reflect on the incredible changes that have taken place…at home and
around the world”.

For further information or to discuss the issues raised, please
contact Guy Abbiss (
or Colina Greenway (
on +44 (0) 203 051 5711.


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