Public and Bank Holidays


Following the States sitting on 7 February it has been declared that Monday 8 May 2023 will be a Public Holiday.  

2023 Bank and Public Holidays are set out below:

Good Friday  7 April Friday

​Easter Monday 10 April Monday

​Early May bank holiday 1 May Monday

King's Coronation 8 May Monday

​Liberation Day ​9 May ​Tuesday

​Spring bank holiday 29 May Monday

​Summer bank holiday 28 August Monday

Christmas Day 25 December Monday

​Boxing Day 26 December Tuesday

When a Public or Bank Holiday falls on a normal working day then:

  • The employee is entitled to a day's holiday with pay, or
  • If required to work, the employee is entitled to a normal day's pay and an alternative day off. Such alternative days off are taken at a mutually convenient time. If due to the nature of the work an employee does not take time off in lieu during their employment with that employer, then the employee should be paid at flat rate for the time they are owed.
  • If an employer offers an employee who has worked on a Public/Bank Holiday the option of being paid at the rate of double time (rather than being paid the normal daily rate with an alternative day off) and the employee accepts then the employer has no further obligations in respect of that day.

Please also see Guidance note 2.



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