Whilst the headlines refer to a Right to Training, the reality is actually much more mundane. As with flexible working, there is simply a right to request time off for training and there are ten grounds on which an employer can legitimately refuse such a request.

The right to request time off for training will come into effect on 6 April 2010 for organisations with 250 or more employees. The right will apply to all organisations with efect from 6 April 2011. this assumes that the outcome of a General Election will not change matters!!

Fuller details will appear on this website very shortly.