POLL: Should today be a bank holiday?

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An online petition has been launched to make today – a leap day – a bank holiday.

Campaigners say the average salaried person loses £113 when they work an extra day in February.

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The petition states: “The average salary is £26,500 = £113 per day over 233 working days. In a leap year this rises to 234 working days. Therefore, the average salaried employee is losing out on £113 during a leap year as the additional day’s work is unpaid. The additional day should be substituted with a public holiday.”

The petition – which can be signed HERE – curently has more than 3,600 signatures.

At 10,000 signatures, the Government will respond to the petition.

At 100,000 signatures, the petition petition will be considered for debate in Parliament