There is a bank holiday on Monday 30th May 2016.
As normal any benefit payments usually received on a Monday will be received on the Friday before ( so on the 27th May 2016 ) This is the same for tax credits, child benefit, ESA / JSA and so on. You can read the official information on CHILD BENEFIT here and TAX CREDITS here.
A Majority of the banks will be closed on the Monday. Metro bank will be open and some of the main Barclays branches also open bank holiday monday.
The bank holiday is essentially a standardised date to represent Whit Monday ( the day after Pentecost Sunday which arises 50 days after Easter) and this year is on the 16th May 2016, however the date varies so much, the UK government standardised the bank holiday to be the last Monday in May each year.
Bank holiday payment dates
If it’s a bank holiday anywhere in the UK your payment may be early.
|Due date||Payment date|
|17 March 2016||16 March|
|18 March 2016||17 March England, Scotland and Wales only|
|25 March 2016||24 March|
|28 March 2016||24 March|
|2 May 2016||29 April|
|30 May 2016||27 May|
|12 July 2016||11 July|
|13 July 2016||12 July England, Scotland and Wales only|
|1 August 2016||29 July|
|2 August 2016||1 August England, Wales and Northern Ireland only|
|29 August 2016||26 August|
|26 December 2016||23 December|
|27 December 2016||23 December|
|28 December 2016||23 December|
|29 December 2016||28 December England, Scotland and Wales only|
|2 January 2017||30 December|
|3 January 2017||30 December|
|4 January 2017||3 January England, Wales and Northern Ireland only|