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PSC joint circular 130 - King's coronation bank holiday

LGA, 18 Smith Square



Telephone: 020 7187 7340

Employers’ Side Secretary, Sarah Ward

e-mail: [email protected]

Unison Centre,

130 Euston Road London,


Telephone 020 7121 5272

Trade Union Side Secretary, Ben Priestley

e-mail: [email protected]

To: Police and Crime Commissioner (copy Force Personnel/HR Manager/Payroll Manager)

cc: PSC Members Scotland and MPS (for information only)

3 April 2023


Dear colleague

The Government has announced that there will be an additional public holiday on Monday 8 May 2023 to mark the King’s Coronation.

The following arrangements for public holidays are set out in the Police Staff Council pay and conditions of service handbook Section 3, paragraph 2, public holidays.

Employees are entitled to paid leave on each public holiday. Where such leave cannot be granted for operational reasons on a particular public holiday then the employee shall be covered by the arrangements at section 2, paragraph 12.

For avoidance of doubt Section 2, paragraph 12, payments for working on a public holiday is as follows;

An employee who works on a public holiday as part of a published work pattern, or at the request of their employer, shall, in addition to the normal pay for the day, be entitled to payment at plain time for the actual number of hours worked, plus time off in lieu equal to the actual number of hours worked.

Yours sincerely

Ben Priestley, Trade Union Side Secretary

David Algie, Employers’ Side Secretariat