Extra bank holiday for 2022

The government has announced an additional bank holiday to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

The late spring bank holiday will be moved to Thursday 2 June, with an extra bank holiday on Friday 3 June.

In UK law there is no statutory entitlement to paid time off on bank holidays, but we hope that employers will be sensible and give all their workers the extra bank holiday with pay in 2022 – not least in recognition for the efforts of everyone in 2020 to respond to the Covid emergency.

Local government employers (which includes support staff working in local authority schools) have already agreed to honour the additional bank holiday. School support staff who are paid on a term-time only basis will have the additional day added to their pay.

Download the NJC guidance for local government workers on the extra bank holiday