Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Extra Public Holiday in 2012

The UK government have just announced that there will be a special public holiday in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen's accession to the throne.

It will fall on Tuesday 5th June and the late May Bank Holiday is moved by one week to Monday 4th June.

This creates a four-day weekend of celebration.

Public holidays can create challenges for small businesses, particularly where more than one falls in close succession. While 2012 is still some time away, businesses should take note of these dates and be prepared to plan accordingly nearer the time.

2012 is also the summer that the Olympics will be held in the UK, which may present other challenges and opportunities for businesses, particularly those located near to Olympic venues.

To cap it all, 2012 is also about the time when the economy might be expected to return to 'normal'. It looks like being an interesting year!

Note that this public holiday applies to England and Wales, but not Scotland.

For more information visit the website for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

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