New ‘thank-you’ bank holiday in November is branded pointless by CBI

THANKS, BUT NO THANKS… The suggestion of creating a ‘thank you’ bank holiday has been branded as pointless by workaholics at the CBI. The Institute for Public Policy Research think-tank urged prime minister Gordon Brown to create an extra bank holiday on the Monday after Remembrance Sunday (the Sunday nearest to 11 November). The institute said it should serve as a national ‘thank you’ for community heroes and would boost the country’s national identity. But the CBI said it would cost the economy up to £6bn. While it agreed that celebrating national heroes was a positive idea, it saw “no reason” why this could not be done on an existing bank holiday.

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