Right to request time off for training

Close date: 10 September 2008

The Government is consulting on the introduction of the right to request time off for training. The right is to be modelled on the right to request flexible working and will apply to employees with at least 26 weeks' employment with a given employer. Employers will have to consider seriously employees' requests for time off to train.
Consultation document: Time to train (on the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills website)