Trade Union Facility Time Publication Service

The purpose of these regulations is to promote transparency and allow for public scrutiny of facility time. Use this service to enter facility time data for your public sector organisation for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.


Supporting Guidance for the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017

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This guidance contains information about the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017, which took effect from 1 April 2017. These regulations were laid following the enactment of the Trade Union Act 2016.

You will need to submit:

  • the number of trade union representatives in your organisation

  • the percentage of time spent on facility time

  • the amount spent on facility time

  • the percentage of paid facility time spent on paid trade union activities

You must be the authorised representative to report facility time on behalf of your organisation.

All public sector organisations were required to report their facility time data by 31st July. Data will be published on, accessible from this page, by the end of August following quality assurance of returns.

The service

The publication portal is now closed.

The data

Public-sector trade union facility time data

Published 2 June 2018
Last updated 2 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Removed link to the reporting service as it is now closed.
  2. Link to 'data' page added.
  3. Addition of 'Data' section to link to the reporting results page.
  4. The title, summary, and Body have been updated to comply with the document.
  5. First published.