Consultation on the future of the right to request time to train policy

13/08/2010 Open date: 11 Aug 2010

Closing date: 15 Sep 2010

Consultation seeking views about the future of the ‘right to request time to train' legislation and whether the right should be repealed, retained for large organisations or extended to small and medium sized organisations as planned. The legal right to allow workers in businesses with more than 250 employees, to request time to take up relevant training came into effect from 6 April this year.

The Government has announced a review of all regulations in a bid to reduce burdens on business. This consultation aims to gather opinions on the right to request time to train and will feed in to the review.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is interested in hearing views on the regulation from employees, businesses and other interested parties.

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