How to double your annual leave in 2019

With Christmas just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about next year’s holidays. If you plan carefully, you can actually DOUBLE your annual leave in 2019 giving you plenty of time to get away and enjoy a well-deserved holiday. 

Get 18 days off using just 9 days annual leave this Easter 

Make the most of the warm Easter temperatures by booking annual leave between 23rd-26th April and 30th April – 3rd May (9 days). You’ll end up with a huge 18 days off from 20th April until 5th May. 

How it works: There are two bank holidays during the Easter period – Good Friday falls on April 19th and Easter Monday follows on April 22nd. Combined with the weekends that fall either side, you have a huge 18 days off using just 9 days annual leave. 

Total time off: 18 days off
Annual leave used: 9 days
Dates to book off: 23rd-26th April, 30th April – 3rd May

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Get 9 days off using just 4 days annual leave in May 

Enjoy some extended leave in May by getting 9 days off, using just 4 days of annual leave. Book off 7th-10th May and enjoy 9 whole days off work from 4th – 12th May.

How it works: Thanks to May Day bank holiday (which falls on 6th May), and including the two weekends either side, using just 4 days annual leave will result in 9 days off.

Total time off: 9 days
Annual leave used: 4 days
Dates to book off: 7th – 10th May

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 Get 16 days off using just 9 days annual leave over summer 

Fancy making your summer holiday with the family that little bit longer in 2019? Well using just 9 days of annual leave, you can take a whole 16 days off. Simply book off 19th – 23rd and 27th – 30th and you’ll have from 17th August – 1st September.

How it work: Due to the late summer bank holiday – and making the most of the weekend surrounding it, you can enjoy 16 days off over summer, taking just 9 days of annual leave. 

Total time off: 16 days
Annual leave used: 9 days
Dates to book off: 19th – 23rd August, 27th – 30th August

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Get 16 days off using just 7 days annual leave over Christmas 

It might seem like a million years away, but it’s worth planning your Christmas 2019 holidays now to make the most of the festive period. Book off 23rd, 24th, 27th, 30th and 31st December as well as 2nd and 3rd January and enjoy 22nd December – 6th January off work. 

How it works: With Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day all being bank holidays, some careful planning means that you can get 16 days off work using just 7 days of annual leave. 

Total time off: 16 days
Annual leave used: 7 days
Dates to book off: 23rd, 24th, 25th, 27th December, 2nd – 3rd January

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Written on 23rd November 2018 by

Joshua Carry-James

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