Petition to make Monday a World Cup Day bank holiday

A petition set up to award a Bank Holiday if England win the World Cup has reached over 100,000 signatures in just a matter of days.

Tuesday, 10th July 2018, 2:18 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:00 pm
England manager Gareth Southgate celebrates the quarter final win
England manager Gareth Southgate celebrates the quarter final win

Liam Betson launched the official petition to the Government to make Monday a Bank Holiday, and has now reached the number of required signatures.

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That means the Government now has, by law, to debate in parliament whether the day after the World Cup Final should be a day of no work across the UK.

The Great British public smashed the 10,000 signatures required to receive a response from the Government, but it will now be seriously debated by MPs in the Houses of Parliament.