No Department for International Development (DFID) employee has a contractual entitlement to time off for Christmas shopping.
We have interpreted the remainder of your request as relating to UK national bank and public holidays applying to DFID’s UK based staff. DFID has two UK Headquarters offices which are situated at 1 Palace Street, London, and Abercrombie House in East Kilbride. DFID also has a large network of overseas country offices where national holidays vary widely in accordance with local custom and practice. We do not keep a central record of all overseas national holidays.
DFID staff based in our London office have a contracted half day leave for Maundy Thursday. The total number of DFID employees based in our London office is publicly available, see the link below.
In addition to national bank and public holidays, DFID UK based employees have 2.5 days’ contracted privilege holidays. The total number of DFID employees based in the UK is also shown in the web link below.