Maximise your annual leave for 2020

With plenty of bank holidays to capitalise on, learn the tricks of the trade to make your leave go further in 2020. Book early so you’re not the one left at work when everyone else is enjoying an extended break.

January 2020 • Jules Verne

Easter holidays

There will be two bank holidays, one on each side of the weekend, meaning you can take an 11-day holiday simply by booking five days off (9-19 April). Take 9 and 14-17 April as annual leave, and you could be enjoying a lovely long holiday.

May bank holiday

Because of the two May bank holidays, enjoy a long 18-day holiday in May by booking just 10 days' annual leave (8-25 May). Simply take 11-22 May off for a total holiday duration of 18 days, or enjoy a shorter 10-day holiday by booking 11-15 May off instead.

August bank holiday

Take four days' annual leave in August for nine consecutive days off – ideal for an autumn escape (29 August-6 September). Or simply take 1-4 September off, and you can enjoy 31 August as well.

Christmas holidays

Enjoy a wonderful eight-day break from just three days booked off work, taking advantage of Boxing Day falling on a weekend (28 December-4 January). Simply book 29-31 December for a perfect start to the New Year.