Information following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Published on: 12th September 2022

The department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy would like to share the following words:

To mark the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, Monday 19th September will be a national Bank Holiday.


This will allow individuals, businesses and other organisations to pay their respects to Her Majesty and commemorate Her reign, while marking the final day of the period of national mourning.

This Bank Holiday will operate in the same way as other Bank Holidays, and there is no statutory entitlement to time off. Employers may include Bank Holidays as part of a worker’s leave entitlement.

The Bank Holiday will be a unique national moment, and we would encourage employers to respond sensitively to requests from workers who wish to take time off.

The Government has published guidance for the public and businesses on the period of national mourning. 

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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