The early 2020 UK May bank holiday will be moved to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day - Don't be caught out!

The early May bank holiday in 2020 for the UK will move from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.



The early May bank holiday in 2020 will move from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day which takes place on 8 May, and enable people to pay tribute to those who served in one of the most significant events in our country's history, Business Secretary Greg Clark announced 7th June 2019.

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Does this affect me, where can I find out more?

2020 May bank holiday will be moved to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day

Do I need to do anything to my account?

If you have already setup your bank holidays for 2020 it is advisable that you follow the steps below to ensure you have entered the bank holidays as per the UK Governments amended list. If you haven't imported the dates already then you will see the amended date when you import the bank holidays for 2020.

Ensure you have the right date listed in Free / Restricted Days

The first step is to make sure you have the right bank holidays in your account.

  • Login to your WhosOffice account
  • Navigate to Events > Events
  • Use the on screen filtering to view events for 2020.
  • Check if you have entered the 4/May/2020, if so follow on:
    • Edit the Start date for the event to be the 8th May 2020, the click on Save

Check if leave has already been booked for this period

The next step is to check if anyone has already booked this time off, if so, you may have to re-submit the leave request to ensure the correct allowance is taken.

  • Login to your WhosOffice account
  • Click on Reports (top right), then General staff reports
  • Run a report, with the following selections:
    • Report for: Group
    • Groups: Select all
    • Report type: Breakdown leave report
    • Leave types: Select all
    • Dates: Select custom dates
      • From: 04/May/2020
      • 10/May/2020
    • Click on Run Report
  • If the above report produces any records of leave, you may have to follow these steps to re-submit the leave request to ensure the correct calculations have been taken:

Re-submit leave already entered across these dates

Follow these steps to re-submit any leave that may have taken into account the bank holidays prior to the UK Government change.

  • Login to your WhosOffice account.
  • From the Leave menu, select Leave Admin
  • Use the filtering (left hand side) to locate the staff member and the leave entry in question
  • Click on "View" in line with the record.
  • Click on the "Edit leave" tab (left hand side).
  • Without making any changes to the entry, click on the "Check request" button.
  • The system will confirm the adjustments to the leave record.
  • Click on "Update leave"
  • Continue this process for any leave records that need checking/re-submitting from the report you ran earlier.

If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our support team on 01227 812938, or drop us an email at support@whosoffice.com


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