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Are you looking to make up for lost time with your nearest and dearest this Christmas, but afraid you don't have the annual leave?
Never fear - we've found out how you can get 11 days annual leave for just four, thanks to some well-placed festive bank ho-ho-holidays.
So, let's cut the small talk and get down to what you need to book off for Santa season.
The way this year's bank holidays fall means those who work Monday to Friday in the UK can book off December 24, 29, 30, and 31 and be off for a total of 11 days.
As Christmas Day and Boxing Day fall on a weekend, the bank holidays are rolled over to December 27 and 28.
The same rule applies to New Year's Day which falls on a Saturday - meaning the bank holiday has been moved to Monday, January 3 instead.
What an absolute win!
However, those looking to get the full 11 days off need to get booking now before they're taken by another keen colleague looking to have a holly, jolly Christmas.
For the planners among us, it's not just Christmas where workers can get a few extra days annual leave.
In fact, at the end of this month four days of annual leave will give you nine days off, if you didn't know already.
HR Director Rachel Evans at the health and wellness brand, GearHungry.com, explained: "By now, you should be getting the hang of how to make the most of your annual leave, and as it's now August, you're probably looking to get away and enjoy some hot weather abroad.
"Make the most of your time off by once again stretching four days of annual leave into nine consecutive days off.
"The summer bank holiday falls on Monday 30th of August, so you'll be looking to take you time off from Tuesday 31st August to Friday 3rd September, giving you nine days away from your desk from 28th August to 5th September."
Here's your warning to get booking your holidays asap before everyone else cottons on!
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