Extending the right to time off for public duties

Close date: 19 December 2008

The Government consults on extending the right to time off for employees serving in a wider range of civic roles from April 2009. The consultation looks at whether or not the right to time off for public duties under s.50 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 should be extended to cover roles such as members of probation boards; members of court boards; and youth offender panel members. It also considers whether or not roles in the housing sector, such as board members of registered social landlords and tenant management organisations, should be covered by time off entitlements.
Consultation document: Standing for office: time off entitlements - a consultation (on Department for Communities and Local Government website)
Summary of responses: Standing for office: time off entitlements - response to consultation (PDF format, 184K) (on Department for Communities and Local Government website)
Government response: Standing for office: time-off entitlements - Government response (on Department for Communities and Local Government website)