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B944 - Bank Holidays Bill 2016, TSR Government
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BANK HOLIDAYS BILL 2016
An Act reforming the dates of bank holidays.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most excellent Majesty, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

1: DEFINITIONS
(1) "Bank Holiday" is defined in the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971.

2: REPEAL OF EXISTING BANK HOLIDAYS
(1) The bank holiday dates set out in Schedule 1 to the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 are repealed.

3: NATIONAL BANK HOLIDAYS
(1) The following dates are bank holidays in the United Kingdom:
(1) a. 1 January (New Year's Day)
(1) b. Good Friday
(1) c. Easter Sunday
(1) d. Easter Monday
(1) e. 18 June (Waterloo Day)
(1) f. 11 November (Armistice Day)
(1) g. 25 December (Christmas Day)

4: REGIONAL BANK HOLIDAYS
(1) The following additional dates are bank holidays in England:
(1) a. 23 April (St George's Day)
(1) b. The first Monday in May (May Day)
(1) c. The final Monday in August (August Bank Holiday)
(1) d. 26 December (Boxing Day)
(2) The following additional dates are bank holidays in Wales:
(2) a. 1 March (St David's Day)
(2) b. The first Monday in May (May Day)
(2) c. The final Monday in August (August Bank Holiday)
(2) d. 26 December (Boxing Day)
(3) The following additional dates are bank holidays in Northern Ireland:
(3) a. 17 March (St Patrick's Day)
(3) b. The first Monday in May (May Day)
(3) c. The final Monday in August (August Bank Holiday)
(3) d. 26 December (Boxing Day)
(4) The following additional dates are bank holidays in Scotland:
(4) a. 2 January (Hogmanay)
(4) b. The first Monday in May (May Day)
(4) c. The first Monday in August (August Bank Holiday)
(4) d. 30 November (St Andrew's Day)
(4) e. 26 December (Boxing Day)

5: MOVING OF BANK HOLIDAYS
(1) With the exception of Easter Sunday, where a bank holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it is moved to the next weekday that is not a bank holiday.

6: DEVOLUTION AND ADDITION OF BANK HOLIDAYS
(1) The National Assembly for Wales controls the list of holidays set out in 4(2).
(2) The Northern Ireland Assembly controls the list of holidays set out in 4(3).
(3) The Scottish Parliament controls the list of holidays set out in 4(4).
(4) The Department for Culture, Communications and Connectivity may set out in any one financial year two extra bank holidays to be observed in that year in the United Kingdom and one further extra bank holiday to be observed in that year in England only.
(5) The Welsh Government may set out in any one financial year one extra bank holiday to be observed in that year in Wales.
(6) The Northern Ireland Executive may set out in any one financial year one extra bank holiday to be observed in that year in Northern Ireland.
(7) The Scottish Government may set out in any one financial year one extra bank holiday to be observed in that year in Scotland.
(8) Six months' notice must be given after any amendment to the lists of bank holidays by any body before the new list of bank holidays comes into effect.

7: COMMENCEMENT, SHORT TITLE AND EXTENT
(1) This Act may be cited as the Bank Holidays Act 2016.
(2) This Act shall extend to the United Kingdom; and
(3) Shall come into force on the 1st of April 2017.


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This bill reforms and simplifies the bank holiday system in the UK. Some holidays established only in common law are codified and the full list is put together in one place.

There are also new bank holidays for the four patron saints' days and Waterloo Day, a new British national day. For the first time control over some bank holidays is devolved to Wales, and control over a core list of UK-wide bank holidays is reserved to Westminster.
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It is clear the government hasn't done its research within Northern Ireland.

The 12th July is a big public/ bank holiday- which needs to be included in this, as its probably the most profile 'holiday/ bank holiday' after Christmas, maybe easter in NI
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I'm opposed to this as I'd rather end bank holidays.
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Waterloo Day seems a little out of place in the core list.
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Aye.

A great step to codify an important part of our culture ; something I imagine businesses can appreciate.
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It is clear the government hasn't done its research within Northern Ireland.

The 12th July is a big public/ bank holiday- which needs to be included in this, as its probably the most profile 'holiday/ bank holiday' after Christmas, maybe easter in NI
"big public/bank holiday"

The provocative Orange March which causes shite like this?:
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"big public/bank holiday"

The provocative Orange March which causes shite like this?:
It should still be given a public holiday; as for the marches, thats a different story!
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We should have Remembrance Day not Waterloo Day. Much as some of what goes on is extremely distasteful and will not be supported by many if not all members of the House, I think July 12th should be kept in Northern Ireland.

Six months notice for change is far too short for people such as airlines and holiday attractions to plan ahead. At least two years I suggest.
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Also, because nobody gives a **** about easter because it's the 21st century, I'd consider replacing those with NYE, Christmas Eve and maybe Dec 27th.
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It should still be given a public holiday; as for the marches, thats a different story!
Yeah, true, I'll concede that so!
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Also, because nobody gives a **** about easter because it's the 21st century, I'd consider replacing those with NYE, Christmas Eve and maybe Dec 27th.
That's a bit harsh on the Christian lads TDA - even so it's a great excuse for agnostics to go around getting fat on chocolate eggs...
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Waterloo day ? Why ?
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12th July in NI, perhaps you could include that.
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Maybe
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Waterloo day ? Why ?
I think it's an attempt at an English 'Independence Day', although there have never been any pivotal events in English history to earn an independence day, and Scotland and Wales still aren't.




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I think it's an attempt at an English 'Independence Day', although there have never been any pivotal events in English history to earn an independence day, and Scotland and Wales still aren't.




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The Americans aren't the only ones allowed to celebrate a pivotal moment in their nations history you know...
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The Americans aren't the only ones allowed to celebrate a pivotal moment in their nations history you know...
Why would you think I was trying to say that? I'm not American, I'm Irish - we should, although we've had a few of them so it's complicated, but I think it'd be 19 January 1921...

I've drifted.

What I'm saying is the English were never really oppressed by anyone or had a successful revolution so they've never had an independence day. Another provocative point would be that they were too busy oppressing other countries to get oppressed themselves...


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I'm opposed to this as I'd rather end bank holidays.
This.

Reduce the number of bank holidays to the 24th-26th December and 31st/1st Jan and then give us all an extra three days holiday pay.

The state has no place in telling me which days i have to reduce my potential earnings on.

Nay.
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This.

Reduce the number of bank holidays to the 24th-26th December and 31st/1st Jan and then give us all an extra three days holiday pay.

The state has no place in telling me which days i have to reduce my potential earnings on.

Nay.
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Also, because nobody gives a **** about easter because it's the 21st century, I'd consider replacing those with NYE, Christmas Eve and maybe Dec 27th.
Christmas Eve is a Christian tradition, hence the Christ in the name.

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