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The way to nearly double your holiday in 2018 by taking just 14 days off

All that's needed is a little bit of clever planning

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Back at work today and already dreaming of your next holiday? We've got some tips on how to increase the length of that time off.

It's just a case of getting savvy and booking some key days off this year.

Most full-time workers in Britain get a holiday entitlement of 28 days. But with a bit of clever planning, you could beat the system, according to the Mirror.

Anyone who wants about two months away from the office, while only taking the allocated holiday, can do just that, but it will take some planning.

Already dreaming of a 2018 beach holiday(Image: Getty)

 

The system works by calculating days away from work around bank holidays and weekends, according to Instant Offices.

So here is how to make sure you get the maximum benefit when booking annual leave.

Note: This only works if you work a standard shift pattern with weekends and bank holidays off.

If you want a break, aim for Easter with the two May Bank Holidays.

 

 

Here's what to do

Over the Easter break ask your boss for March 24 to April 8 off work. This will be a 16-day break but you will only use eight days of holiday.

The extra days come from the bank holidays - Good Friday (March 30), Easter Monday (April 2) and the early May holiday (May 7) - plus the three weekends the period covers.

Alternatively you could take off the 24 days from May 5 to May 28 by using up just 14 days of leave because of the May Day and Spring bank holiday.

Holidaymakers will then have to wait until August for their next trip.

Take a 9-day break from August 25 to September 3 by using just four days of leave.

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The final way to work the system in your favour comes at Christmas.

By using up just seven days of paid leave, workers can take off from December 24 and not have to return to work until January 6, 2019 - a 16 day break.

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