Christmas and New Year processing dates

Christmas and New Year are very busy payment periods, with additional non-processing days. To ensure your payments are made on time we suggest you submit your files as early as possible. You can submit files up to 30 calendar days in advance of the processing date. If you cannot submit in advance, we recommend early submission on the input day (from 07:00 onwards).

ADDITIONAL NON-PROCESSING DAYS

There are additional Bacs non-processing days over the Christmas and New Year period. Follow the table below to make sure you don’t get caught out.

If the payment is to arrive in the account on…

…the processing date must be…

…and so the latest submission date is…

Wednesday 24 December

Tuesday 23 December

Monday 22 December

Monday 29 December*

Wednesday 24 December

Tuesday 23 December

Tuesday 30 December

Monday 29 December*

Wednesday 24 December

Wednesday 31 December

Tuesday 30 December

Monday 29 December*

Friday 2 January

Wednesday 31 December

Tuesday 30 December

Monday 5 January

Friday 2 January

Wednesday 31 December

Tuesday 6 January

Monday 5 January

Friday 2 January


*For accounts held in Northern Ireland, consult your sponsor for entry date and processing day arrangements.

Please ensure your software reflects non-processing days. If you do not know how to do this contact your software supplier.

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