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CIPD: Spread out Bank Holidays, Increase Staff Attendance

Government proposals to move the May Day bank holiday to October could help reduce staff stress and boost attendance, HR experts have said. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport policy paper also suggested that the May Day holiday could be moved to create a “national day” on St George’s Day on 23 April in England and St David’s Day on 1 March in Wales. Tourism minister John Penrose said the move would encourage local tourism – See the Government Tourism Policy (PDF). Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) adviser, Angela Baron, said that breaking up the four-month gap between the August and December bank holidays could be beneficial for staff morale: “It seems logical to have the bank holidays spread out across the year. If having a bank holiday in Octobe... »