'Take a proper break'

HR should urge staff to make the most of the Platinum Jubilee weekend

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The country is getting ready to celebrate the longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, this week on her Platinum Jubilee. To honour the Queen and her 70-year reign, street parties will be taking place up and down the country. And new research by HR software provider CIPHR has revealed how British workers are planning on spending their time off over the forthcoming Queen’s Jubilee bank holiday weekend. Based on a poll of more than 1,000 people, the results suggested that most people will be taking the opportunity to rest, unwind and catch up with loved ones.

Around one in five (21%) people do intend to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 70-year reign in some way, with visiting a local event being the most popular jubilee activity for many (14%). A further one in ten (11%) will be holding or attending a jubilee street party. Many will also be catching the action on TV.

Of course, a large percentage of the population will still be working, or on-call, at least some of the time. According to CIPHR’s findings, around a third (31%) of adults in the UK do typically have to work over public bank holidays. So, the upcoming ones are probably no exception.


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