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NJC/3/22: Additional bank holiday – 8 May 2023


Employers’ Secretary, Naomi Cooke

18 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HZ

Telephone 020 7664 3000 

e-mail: [email protected]

Employees’ Secretary, Matt Wrack

Bradley House, 68 Coombe Rd

Kingston upon Thames  KT2 7AE

Telephone 020 8541 1765

National Joint Council for local authority fire and rescue services 


To: Chairs of Fire Authorities 

Chief Fire Officers

Chief Executives/Clerks to Fire Authorities

Directors of HR (Fire Authorities)

Members of the National Joint Council


23 December 2022

Circular NJC/3/22

Additional bank holiday – 8 May 2023

  1. The government has announced an additional bank holiday across the UK to mark the Coronation of King Charles. The bank holiday will fall on Monday 8 May 2023, following the Coronation on Saturday 6 May.

    2. Under the terms of the National Joint Council’s (NJC) Scheme of Conditions of Service (Grey Book) there is no automatic entitlement to such a bank holiday on this day.

    3. The NJC has agreed that the bank holiday will be treated in the same way as other such holidays in the Grey Book for leave and pay purposes.

Yours faithfully

Naomi Cooke

Matt Wrack

Joint Secretaries