How to double your days off work this year

You can get 24 days off in a row using just 14 days of annual leave...

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You can get 24 days off in a row using just 14 days of annual leave...

2018 is here and with another 365 days on the horizon, we all let our mind wander into how it's going to be ours for the taking.

Whether it's nailing your position at work, changing careers completely, finding love online (or in IRL) or going on that adventure of a lifetime, we've all daydreamed from our desk about what 2018 will bring.

So, it's also no surprise that the super organised of us, who somehow took the time to budget and plan, are already thinking about their big holidays this year. First off, we applaud you. Secondly, you might want to consider doing this fail-proof plan using the bank holiday days of 2018 to make the most of your annual leave.

Thanks to the perfect alignment of bank holidays next year, you can literally get 24 days off in exchange for 14 of your holiday days. So, trust us and book holiday from May 5 to May 28 because you won't regret it.

Alternatively, you could ask for holiday leave from March 24 to April 8, thereby giving you 16 days break for the price of just eight holiday days. Hoorah.

Bank holidays 2018

New Year's Day - 1 January Good Friday - 30 March Easter Monday - 2 April May Bank Holiday - 7 May Spring Bank Holiday - 28 May Summer Bank Holiday - 27 August Christmas Day - 25 December Boxing Day - 26 December

See, 2018 is already looking a little brighter, right?

Delphine Chui