Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral – bank holiday arrangements

The funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second will take place on Monday 19th September 2022, and the day has been declared a bank holiday.

The Government have stated that businesses are not obliged to close. However, it is expected that, unless there is a need to remain open, most will do so as a mark of respect and to provide staff the opportunity to pay their respects.

Full details of the Government announcement can be found here.

Should businesses have any questions regarding leave and pay entitlements in respect of the day’s holiday, including for agency workers, our article from earlier this year regarding the additional bank holiday for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which can be found here, may assist.