There will be an additional bank holiday next year to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022. The Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) Working Rule Agreement formally recognises eight bank holidays each year, and the CIJC is proposing that this is increased to nine next year, as was the case in 2011 and 2012 for other royal milestones. It is proposed that double pay for working the additional day would not apply but time off in lieu would be granted.

The CIJC has launched a new website making it easier to access the Working Rule Agreement and guidance on terms and conditions of employment, including minimum pay rates as well as holiday dates, for those working in the industry.