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The three days to book off over Christmas to get 10 days off work

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With the summer bank holiday well and truly behind us, Brits have to wait until December for their next break. And with the dreary, wet weather returning, it can't come soon enough.

Clever workers could actually maximise their time off over the festive period, by making the most of the UK bank holidays. As bank holidays are national occasions, they won't be taken out of your paid time off by most offices, meaning that you can secure an extra day here and there away from the desk.

Here's how you could double your time off work this Christmas. The next bank holidays in England and Wales is Christmas Day, December 25 which falls on a Monday this year.

Boxing Day comes next, falling on Tuesday, December 26. READ MORE: Man dies after being hit by car on M62 with motorway fully shut READ MORE: Police and forensics on scene as murder probe launched after death of woman They are technically the final bank holidays of the year, but of course New Year's Day, January 1, takes place the following Monday.

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