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UK Mulls Additional October 2020 Public Holiday

Source: BBC (London)
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

A spokesperson for Downing Street has announced that the UK government was considering the declaration of a one-off UK public holiday in October 2020, as suggested by the acting head of Visit Britain, the UK's tourism agency, Patricia Yates, while stressing that it was "worth acknowledging that extra bank holidays do come with economic costs".

Last year (2019-08-10), the then runner-up in the contest to become the UK's Prime Minister, Michael Gove, had also proposed declaring a one-off non-working public holiday on Friday, November 1st, 2019, the day after a likely hard Brexit, "to cushion any potential fallout and disruption to financial markets".

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