How to double your annual leave in 2020

No matter how much annual leave you get, it’s just never enough, is it? If you’re like us, you’ll always have too much year left at the end of your holiday allowance. We’ve got a secret though. We know how to effectively double your annual leave in 2020. Sound good? Read on to find out how to turn your time off into a lovely long break…

Get 11 days off using just five days of annual leave over Easter

You’ve heard of BOGOF deals, but how about book five days off get six free? Ok, so BFDOGSF might not be quite as catchy, but you’ll definitely appreciate those extra days when you’re sipping cocktails by the pool over the Easter holidays. By timing your holiday request so you’re off from 9th–19th April, you can bag a brilliant 11-day getaway.

How it works

Use the Easter bank holidays in April to boost your days off. Good Friday falls on 10th April this year, and Easter Monday is on 13th April. Combined with the following weekend, you get six free days when you book just five days off from 9th April.

Total time off: 11 days
Annual leave used: Five days
Dates to book off: 9th and 14th-17th April

Get 18 days off using just 10 days of annual leave in May

We love May; spring has sprung, and there are two blissful bank holidays to look forward to. It would be rude not to use them to maximise your 2020 holidays. Take annual leave from 8th-25th May and you’ll score an amazing 18-day break using only 10 – that’s over half of May with your out-of-office on!

How it works

Friday 8th and Monday 25th May are both bank holidays, so booking off the time in between means you get eight free days including your Saturdays and Sundays.

Total time off: 18 days
Annual leave used: 10 days
Dates to book off: 11th-15th and 18th-22nd May

Get nine days off using just four days of annual leave in summer

Time off for summer getaways is precious, so take advantage of that late-August bank holiday and get yourself to the beach. Swap the daily grind for a grand adventure and you can turn four days’ annual leave into a much-deserved nine.

How it works

The bank holiday at the end of August means you only have to book off the Tuesday to Friday, and you’ll have a break from work that includes two weekends and a bonus bank holiday.

Total time off: Nine days
Annual leave used: Four days
Dates to book off: 1st-4th September

Get 10 days off using just three days of annual leave over Christmas

Ah, December. ‘Tis the season for many things; being in work is not one of them. By saving just three days of annual leave for the festive period, you can gift yourself 10 days off. Can Santa do that? No!

How it works

Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day are all bank holidays. Boxing Day falls on a Saturday this year, so you get a day in lieu, meaning you only have to book 29th-31st December to get from Christmas day until 4th January off (including weekends).

Total time off: 10 days
Annual leave used: Three days
Dates to book off: 29th-31st December

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Written on 15th January 2020 by

Jennifer Keery

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