How do you cope with post/banking during Public/Bank holidays?

Public Holidays and Bank Holidays 2013

Everyone likes (and needs) a holiday, but when you are running a business you need to make sure you consider how those holidays are actually going to affect your business.

Things to consider:-

Bank Holidays 2013

Post

Are you expecting to receive/send mail around the holiday period?

Do you have mail that needs to arrive by a specific date? (factor in some extra delivery time)

Is there an alternative to your normal mail handling option? (Courier/email/collect/deliver, etc.)

Banking

How are payments going to be dealt with? (both incoming and outgoing)

Have you safe secure storage for cash/cheques during this time?

Do you need to allow extra time for funds to clear through the banking system?

Do you need to pay staff early?

Take a little bit of  time to plan what you need to put in place so you too can enjoy the short break.

Northern Ireland Bank Holidays 2013

Northern Ireland 2013
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Deliveries
New Year’s Day Tuesday 1 January No collections No deliveries
St Patrick’s Day bank holiday Monday 18 March No collections No deliveries
Good Friday bank holiday Friday 29 March No collections No deliveries
Easter Monday bank holiday Monday 1 April No collections No deliveries
Early May bank holiday Monday 6 May No collections No deliveries
Spring bank holiday Monday 27 May No collections No deliveries
Battle of the Boyne bank holiday Friday & Saturday 12 & 13 July No collections No deliveries
Summer bank holiday Monday 26 August No collections No deliveries
Christmas Day Wednesday 25 December No collections No deliveries
Boxing Day bank holiday Thursday 26 December No collections No deliveries