Christmas and new year holidays
The Christmas season has a big impact on most businesses and employees in the UK. It will be a time when there is likely to be extra demand for products, services, and sales in some businesses whilst others may experience a quiet period or may shut for the Christmas holidays.
This year, Christmas Day, 25 December 2023 falls on a Monday and Boxing Day, 26 December 2023, falls on a Tuesday. New Year’s Day also falls on a Monday.
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has useful guidance for both employers and employees on their website about holiday entitlement.