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Holiday Dates 2017

04 October 2016

Holiday Dates 2017

The Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) has announced the 2017 programme of public and annual holidays for England, Wales and Scotland.

The programme details annual holiday entitlement under the CIJC Working Rule Agreement until New Year 2018, and features the following changes to the previous year:

• From January 2017 the annual industry holiday entitlement will increase to 22 days, plus eight days of bank holidays (30 days in total)

• The holiday year will now run from 1 January to 31 December

• Easter (spring) and summer holidays are no longer classed as separate categories, and are instead grouped under the category ‘Other Holidays’.

The holiday dates for 2017 in England, Wales and Scotland will be as follows:

New Year’s Day Monday 2 January
Good Friday Friday 14 April
Easter Monday Monday 17 April
May Bank Holiday Monday 1 May
Spring Bank Holiday
(England and Wales
only)
Monday 29 May
Friday Immediately preceding the Annual
Local Trades Holiday
(Scotland only)
As fixed by local authority 
Summer Bank Holiday
(England and Wales
only)
Monday 28 August
Friday and Monday
at the Autumn Holiday
(Scotland only)
As fixed by the local authority
Christmas Day Monday 25 December
Boxing Day  Tuesday 26 December
New Year’s Day 2018 Monday 1 January 2018


For further information on annual holiday entitlement under the CIJC Working Rule Agreement, see Annual Holidays 2017.