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Summarises the outcome of the consultation and the government’s response. Also summarises public responses to the consultation.
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seeking views about the future of the ‘right to request time to train’ legislation and whether the right should be repealed, retained for large organisations or extended to small and medium sized organisations as planned.
There was a good response to the consultation, from businesses, public sector organisations, professional bodies, individuals, employer representative bodies, trades unions and staff associations, and others. 147 responses were received by the closing date. These responses revealed an extremely polarised position between those supporting retention of the right seeing it as a key way in which individuals could be supported to access training and those wanting to see the right repealed seeing it as an unhelpful and unnecessary burden on business.