Gordon Brown is under pressure to create a new bank holiday.
The TUCs and a number of voluntary bodies have suggested a Community Day in late October, which they hope would encourage more voluntary work, celebrate our shared values as a nation and help meet the holiday gap between Britain and the rest of Europe.
The Institute for Public Policy Research is pushing for a bank holiday in November - possibly on the first Monday after Remembrance Sunday - to thank community heroes. This, they believe, would help Mr Brown achieve his goal of building a British identity.
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI), on the other hand, are concerned that another national holiday may cost the economy up to £6 billion. However, it could be very good news for the tourism and leisure industry. A lovely long weekend would be great for hotels and the attractions should get a much needed boost before Christmas.
Fingers crossed it comes to fruition.