The King’s Coronation bank holiday – what employers need to know!

The King’s Coronation will be celebrated with an extra bank holiday on 8th May 2023.

If you’re a small business and want to know how the extra day off will affect your company and holiday requests – don’t worry, team Rebox HR are here to help! Here’s how it works:

Are employees entitled to the extra day?

Get your contracts at the ready!

  • If employee contracts state that they get 20 days holiday PLUS bank holidays’ they’re automatically entitled to the extra day (happy days!)
  • If their contract states they get 20 days plus 8 bank holidays, and lists those bank holidays, they’re not entitled to the extra day off.
  • Employees in Scotland are treated the same as point two, and because they already have an extra day off each year already, theirs would say “20 days plus nine bank holidays,” followed by a list of the holidays.
  • Employees also don’t get the extra day off if their contracts specify that they get 28 days or 5.6 weeks off including the Bank Holidays.

It’s entirely up to you whether or not to give your staff an extra day off. If you do, make sure that everyone has another day off. If you don’t, your employees may accuse you of treating them unfairly, leaving you open to claims.

Managing holidays with breathe is easy as pie!

As seen previously with Royal Weddings and the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday last year, additional bank holidays have caused a lot of confusion for employers. However, with our Breathe HR Software, managing the extra bank holiday is super easy! You don’t have to do anything because the software corrects the dates for you and we fully manage it for you, making your HR admin a doddle.

For an overview of Breathe and to see how it can help your business, visit our Breathe HR page here or call us on 01327 640070 to book your free demonstration or get access to your free trial.

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