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02nd Jan 2020

Here’s how you could double your annual leave in 2020

Sarah Finnan

Do you want to double your annual leave this year?

Obviously, the answer to that is yes. I mean who wouldn’t want that?

The cold wintery mornings and long dark evenings have us wrapped up by the fire dreaming of our next holiday. Places where the sun still shines and it doesn’t rain all the time (such places exist, I promise).

I would have jetted off before Christmas if I hadn’t used up all my time off already.

Well, this year is going to be different because we’ve discovered a handy little hack to help you multiply your annual leave in 2020 by two.

All it takes is a little forward planning and some strategic date picking. This is need to know information so listen up.

See below:

Easter Monday falls on April 13th this year, so if you book off the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th, your four days of annual leave will get you a nine-day break – 10 if your employer closes on Good Friday.

The more you know, my friends.

A similar thing can be done for Christmas Day which falls on a Friday in 2020.

That would make Monday, December 28th a bank holiday so if you managed to get December 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th off, along with December 29th, 30th and 31st that would equal a 16 day holiday using only seven days of annual leave.

A pretty nifty way to end the year and start the next.

In other words, it’s possible to get 25 days off – 26 including Good Friday – using only 11 days of leave.

Absolutely class.

You can find out more about your annual leave allowance here.

Make sure to get those requests in before your colleagues find out…

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