People enjoy the warm weather on Scarborough beach over the Easter bank holiday weekend in April 2007
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Bank holidays 'cost economy £19bn' says economic group

The Centre for Economics and Business Research says if public holidays were scrapped it would add £19bn to Britain's annual economic output.

Research by the think tank found that each bank holiday costs the UK economy £2.3bn.

Britain normally gets up to 10 bank holidays a year, with different dates in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Joe Lynam reports

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Douglas McWilliams, Centre for Economics and Business Research

  • 09 Apr 2012
  • From the section UK