Full-time workers. An additional bank holiday does not create an extra day on top of the statutory minimum entitlement. This is often misunderstood by workers, but the Working Time Regulations 1998 simply give workers a right to a minimum of 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday every year. This entitlement, which equates to 28 days for a full-time employee, includes all bank holidays. So if your employees’ contract provides for 28 days’ holiday per leave year including bank holidays then this additional bank holiday does not give them an entitlement to an extra day’s holiday. If, though, your employees’ contract provides for 20 days plus bank holidays (there are normally eight bank holidays in England and Wales), then this gives your employees the right to next Monday off as paid annual leave.