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New Bank Holiday Date: Small Businesses Consulted

Small businesses have been called on to contribute to a government consultation on moving the May Day bank holiday to an alternative date. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Pre-Consultation on moving the May Day Bank Holiday, first revealed by the government back in March, suggests that the May Day bank holiday could be moved to St George’s Day in England and St David’s Day in Wales, or become Trafalgar Day in October. Tourism minister, John Penrose, said this would encourage local tourism. The DCMS proposal has now reached the 12-week pre-consultation stage, and businesses are being invited to give feedback and suggest suitable dates. Federation of Small Businesses spokeswoman Sophie Kummer, said that the response to the consultation, which will be looking at the overall... »