Trade union facility time off reporting requirement for public sector takes effect

Implementation date: 1 April 2017

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/328) implement the requirement introduced by the Trade Union Act 2016 for specified public-sector employers to report annually on paid time off provided to trade union representatives for trade union duties and activities. The requirement applies only where the employer has at least one trade union representative and 50 or more employees for seven months during the reporting period, which is the period of 12 months beginning 1 April each year. The first report must be published by 31 July 2018 on the employer's website and, where the employer publishes an annual report, it must be included in the annual report.