Early May bank holiday has always been on the first Monday in May and celebrates the start of summer but next year, this is set to change.
This holiday was introduced to England only in 1978 but always falls on a Monday. It has been delayed on one other occasion in 1995 to the second Monday in May to commemorate the 50th anniversary of VE Day.
Employers should be aware of the change and ensure that the bank holiday is observed as is usual within their business.
The UK government recently announced that the early May Day bank holiday will be moved back four days next year from Monday 4 May - Friday 8 May to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day.