Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations 2009 come into force

Implementation date: 1 January 2010

The Regulations make provision for the terms of service of the holders of ecclesiastical office. They confer rights on office holders that are comparable to those enjoyed by employees, including the right to be given particulars of the terms of their appointment and information about disciplinary and grievance procedures. There is also the right to make a complaint to an employment tribunal where the rights have not been adhered to. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.