Editor's leader May/June 2022

What would you think about an extra Bank Holiday every year?

Ah, spring. And hopefully, summer is making its way quickly to the Northern Hemisphere. How are you planning to spend these lighter, brighter, longer days?

And would an additional Bank Holiday help you enjoy these days every year? Signatories to a drive to create another Bank Holiday in the UK, which include the CBI, UK Hospitality, Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden and other illustrious industrialists, have said that making the holiday permanent would "provide a moment every year for individuals and communities to come together, to thank those who have contributed in ways big and small to making our country a better place to live".

This nod to jobs well done also acknowledges the increasing experience of burnout in working life”

HM the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee has provided the basis for the additional day off this year. It’s time for an additional holiday, as it has been for a few years. However, there is even more impetus for that additional day off because the UK’s approach overall to work and life have evolved since February 2020. As well as saying ‘thank you’, this nod to jobs ‘well done’ also acknowledges the increasing experience of burnout in working life.

It may also provide the UK with a way of honouring every year the Queen’s extraordinary service to the country, particularly when her reign ends.

Happy birthday, your Majesty! And happy Bank Holiday to all!

DeeDee Doke, Editor

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