In the UK, the Prime Minister has decided to proclaim an additional bank holiday to mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III next year in 2023.

The bank holiday will fall on Monday 8 May 2023, following the Coronation on Saturday 6 May.


How do I process the additional bank holiday?

Due to different organisations having different working days, and configuring their employees' holiday allowances differently, how we recommend processing an additional bank holiday depends on your current setup.

For example, you may just need to add a public holiday to your calendar, or because of your settings, you may find it simpler to create a one-off time off policy to use for all employees that day.

Below we run through typical examples of how some companies are set up in Sage HR, and what we would recommend you do.

Our recommendation depends on whether your staff would usually work bank holidays, and if they do, whether you have Count public holidays as workdays selected in your time off policy settings.

Scenario 1

  • Staff don't work bank holidays

  • Company will be closed for the coronation bank holiday.

If your company doesn't open on bank holidays, and your employees aren't expected to come to work, we recommend you add the coronation as a public holiday to your calendar in Sage HR.

You don't need to add time off for employees.

Scenario 2

  • Staff usually work bank holidays.

  • Company will be closed for the coronation bank holiday.

  • Count public holidays as work days in the time off policy is selected.

We recommend you create a new one off time off policy, then add time off for all employees using that time off policy. This saves you time having to adjust employees' holiday allowances.

📎NOTE: If an employee is already booked off work on 8 May with another time off policy, you can add a day to their time off balance so they get the extra day owed.

Scenario 3

  • Staff usually work bank holidays.

  • Company will be closed for the coronation bank holiday.

  • Count public holidays as work days in the time off policy is not selected.

We recommend you add the coronation as a public holiday to your calendar in Sage HR. Once done, there is no need to add the day off for those employees.

📎NOTE: If you use Timesheets, if you have Public holidays to have "0" hours worked by default in your Timesheets settings, any timesheets will automatically show as zero on Monday 8 May.

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