How to get 18 days off from nine days holiday in 2017

The bank holidays can work in your favour next year

How to get 18 days off from nine days holiday in 2017

We all of course plan our holidays to get the maximum benefit - and the good news in 2017 is that Easter is giving us a helping hand.

Thanks all thanks to how next year's bank holidays fall, report the Liverpool Echo.

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That means you can get 18 days off work by using just nine days' holiday.

Good Friday is on April 14 and Easter Monday on April 17, followed by May Bank Holiday on May 1.

So if you finish work on Thursday, April 13 and book holidays until Tuesday, May 2, you only use up nine days of holiday for 18 days off work in total.

That 18 is made up of three bank holidays, six weekend days and just nine in the working week.

Christmas 2017 gives you a similar chance by offering 10 consecutive days off for just three days of holiday.

Christmas Day falls on a Monday, followed by Boxing Day on the Tuesday - another bank holiday.

That's followed by three work days - the three you will book from December 27 to 29 - and then a weekend and another bank holiday - New Year's Day.

Full Bank Holiday list for 2017

Monday, January 2 - New Year's Day substitute

Friday, April 14 - Good Friday

Monday, April 17 - Easter Monday

Monday, May 1 - early May Bank Holiday

Monday, May 29 - Spring Bank Holiday

Monday, August 28 - Summer Bank Holiday

December, 25 (Monday) - Christmas Day

December, 26 (Tuesday) - Boxing Day

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