FOI release

DfT: working time directive

Freedom of Information response about whether DfT staff follow the Working Time Directive.


Freedom of Information response about the Working Time Directive

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This letter responds to a Freedom of Information request about the Working Time Directive (WTD). The original request asked:

  • whether DfT follows the WTD and whether there are any exceptions to this rule and why
  • whether there any civil service staff within the DfT that are exempt from the WTD and why
  • how contractors working for the DfT are affected
  • what DfT’s general requirements are for staff taking rest breaks whilst driving

DfT responds with answers to all questions and explains that the Working Time Regulations are applicable to all staff employed by the Department whether they are full-time, part-time or casual staff.

Published 26 February 2014