UK could get new Bank Holiday to ‘thank the Queen’ under plan examined by government
Daily Mirror says The UK could get a new permanent Bank Holiday to thank the Queen for her ‘extraordinary service’ under plans to be considered by the government.
Campaigners are calling for this year’s special June 3 bank holiday for her Platinum Jubilee – being held in all four UK nations – to be made permanent.
That would raise the number of bank holidays in England and Wales from the current eight to nine.
Now Chancellor Rishi Sunak has agreed to look at the costs and benefits of the proposal.
Estimates last gathered in 2010 wildly differed on the cost of a bank holiday, with unions estimating £1bn, government £2.9bn and the CBI £6bn.
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