For the purpose of complying with Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004: “working day” means any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in any part of the United Kingdom. (S10(6) of the Act).
For the purposes of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004, “working day” means any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday, Christmas Day or a day which, under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 (c.80), is a bank holiday in Scotland.
All of these are bank holidays somewhere in the UK (and hence not working days for FOIA and EIR purposes). Rows highlighted in blue are bank holidays in Scotland (and hence not working days for FOISA and EISR purposes).
|New Year's Day (UK)||2 January||1 January||1 January|
|'2 January' (Scotland)||3 January||2 January||2 January|
|St Patrick's Day (NI)||19 March||18 March||17 March|
|Good Friday (UK)||6 April||29 March||18 April|
|Easter Monday (UK)||9 April||1 April||21 April|
|Early May Bank Holiday (UK)||7 May||6 May||5 May|
|Spring Bank Holiday (UK)||4 June||27 May||26 May|
|Queen's Diamond Jubilee (UK)||5 June||-||-|
|Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen's Day) (NI)||12 July||12 July||14 July|
|Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland)||6 August||5 August||4 August|
|Summer Bank Holiday (E, W, NI)||27 August||26 August||25 August|
|St Andrew's Day (Scotland)||30 November||2 December||1 December|
|Christmas Day (UK)||25 December||25 December||25 December|
|Boxing Day (UK)||26 December||26 December||26 December|
There are very few windows of four consecutive weeks that do not contain a bank holiday.
The North/South Bodies Freedom of Information Code of Practice defines “working day” to mean any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday, or a public/bank holiday observed by the Body in receipt of the request for information.
For the purposes of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011, a “working day” means a day other than a Saturday, a Sunday, Christmas Day, or Good Friday; or a day that is a bank holiday or a public holiday under the Public Holidays and Bank Holidays (Jersey) Law 1951.