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Trade Union Facility Time

Reporting period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

The Trade Union Act 2016 introduced Trade Union Facilities Time reporting requirements for public sector organisations. Facility time is where an employee takes time off from their normal role to carry out duties and activities as a Trade Union representative.

We are required to publish information on Trade Union Facility Time under the ‘Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017’ and the ‘Local Government Transparency Code 2015’. The relevant information about our Trade Union Facilities Time for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 is detailed below:

Trade Union representatives and full-time equivalents

  • Trade Union representative: 4
  • FTE Trade Union representatives: 3

Percentage of working hours spent on facility time

  • 0% of working hours: 2 representatives
  • 1 to 50% of working hours: 2 representatives
  • 31 to 99% of working hours: 0 representatives
  • 100% of working hours: 0 representatives

Total pay bill and facility time costs

  • Total pay bill: £22,731,628.00
  • Total cost of facility time: £53,372.44
  • Percentage of pay spent on facility time: 0.23%

Paid trade union activities

  • Percentage of total facility time hours spent on paid Trade Union activities: 23.7%