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Here's how you can get 10 consecutive days off this Christmas by using just three days of annual leave

If your annual leave is dwindling, then here's a way of maximising your time off

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With the long weekend behind us, we now only have two bank holidays in 2017, with a four-month slog until we can kick back and relax for Christmas.

December 25 this year falls on a Monday, with Boxing Day on the Tuesday also being a bank holiday .

Then, just a week after this year's festivities, comes the next bank holiday on New Year's Day, this year on a Monday.

The key dates to remember

  • Christmas Day – Monday December 25.
  • Boxing Day – Tuesday December 26.

If your annual leave is dwindling and you're hoping to make the most of the remaining days off, then you'll be happy to hear there's a way of maximising your holiday this year.

As long as you can still get time off work at Christmas, it will be possible to get 10 days off in a row by using just three days of your annual leave.

The reason for that is because Christmas Day is on a Monday, which makes December 25 and December 26 bank holidays, which come straight after the weekend.

Therefore, if you use three days of annual leave from December 27 to 29, you can get 10 consecutive days off work by using up only three days of holiday.

Next year’s bank holidays

  • Monday, January 1 - New Year’s Day.
  • Friday, March 30 - Good Friday.
  • Monday, April 2 - Easter Monday.
  • Monday, May 7 - Early May bank holiday.
  • Monday, May 28 - Spring bank holiday.
  • Monday, August 27 - Summer bank holiday.
  • Tuesday, December 25 - Christmas Day.
  • Wednesday, December 26 - Boxing Day.

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