Get 45 days off work next year using just 18 days holiday

Anyone who has missed out on a holiday this year may already be planning next year’s break – and if you’re clever you can maximise your time off to make sure you get the most out of your weeks away from work.

It may be that you already have holiday dates from 2020 that you can carry over to 2021 – but if not, or if you just want to take as much time as possible off work – there are a few tricks you can use.

By booking the right dates you can get 45 days off while using just 18 days of annual leave.

According to Instant Office the best way to start is with this year’s Christmas break.

Christmas Day 2020 falls on a Friday – so if you book December 29, 30 and 31 off you will get a 10-day straight stretch with just three days used.

Then look ahead to Easter 2021. Easter Friday is your first day off as a Bank Holiday on April 2, and after the weekend you should also get Monday, April 5 off.

Book April 6 to April 9 and that’s another 10-day break for just four days holiday.

Follow that up by booking May 4 to 7 off – combining it with two weekends and the May 3 Bank Holiday. Another nine days off and just four more days holiday used.

The August Bank Holiday falls on August 30 so book August 31 to September 3 off next year for another nine-day break.

And then in 2021 Christmas will fall on a Saturday – so December 27 and 28 will already be days off.

Book December 29, 30 and 31 for a final 10 day break for just three more days used.

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