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