Research from tombola shows that 44% of Brits don’t use up all their holiday allowance. The main reason? “Too busy” say 38%.
Other standout stats from tombola’s study
- 24% of us take a break that lasts between 6 and 10 days in one go and 20% take 3 days or less.
- 23% of us are working at least 1 unpaid week each year, losing an average of £529 per week. (ONS data)
With that in mind tombola have gathered a handy list to help people get the most of their annual leave in 2020.
How To Get The Most Annual Leave in 2020
One of the best ways to maximise your leave is to book time off around statutory holidays.
Get 16 Days Holiday in the Spring by Booking 8 days off at Easter
- Monday 6th April
- Tuesday 7th April
- Wednesday 8th April
- Thursday 9th April
Then a second set of days.
- Tuesday 14th April
- Wednesday 15th April
- Thursday 16th April
- Friday 17th April
Book 7 days off and Unwrap 16 at Christmas
Christmas 2020 is a long way off, but a bit of forward planning will have you the envy of your colleagues.
Next year, book these dates for holiday success.
- Monday 21st December
- Tuesday 22nd December
- Wednesday 23rd December
- Thursday 24th December
And then book this second set of days to cover between Christmas and New Year.
- Tuesday 29th December
- Wednesday 30th December
- Thursday 31st December
Some people like to take an extra day (the 2nd January) to ease their way back into work, but as the 2nd this year falls on a Saturday, if you’re a Mon-Fri worker then you won’t go back to the office until 4th January 2021.
That’s 16 consecutive days off for just 7 annual leave days.
Harvard economist Juliet Schor says:
The pace of work has increased quite dramatically. We are working much faster today than we were in the past. And that contributes to our sense of being overworked and frenzied and harried and stressed out and burned out by our jobs.