Statistical data set

Public-sector trade union facility time data

This page hosts the public-sector facility time data submitted to the Cabinet Office by organisations using the reporting service.

Publication of trade union facility time data usage submitted by organisations as required under the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017.


Facility time is paid time-off during working hours for trade union representatives to carry out trade union duties.

All public-sector organisations that employ more than 49 full-time employees are required to submit data relating to the use of facility time in their organisation. The reporting period is 1 April to 31 March with submissions due by 31 July.


1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

The service

The 2021/22 reporting service is now closed. Please contact with any enquiries.

Reporting service guidance

Trade union facility time publication service guidance

Published 15 August 2018
Last updated 5 September 2022 + show all updates
  1. The link to the service time reporting website was removed and replaced with an email address.

  2. The 2021 to 2022 reporting service is now open.

  3. New data

  4. Added in latest data set.

  5. Updated attachments.

  6. Updated attachments.

  7. Updated attachments.

  8. Removed link to the reporting service as it is now closed.

  9. Updated attachments with latest version.

  10. Links to 2017-2018 data added to the page.

  11. First published.