Trade Union Facility Time Publication Requirements

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 came into force on 1 April 2017.  These regulations place a legislative requirement on relevant public sector employers to collate and publish, on an annual basis, a range of data on the amount and cost of facility time within their organisation.  This also forms part of the Academies Accounts Direction (AAD) 2018.

Trade Unions (TUs) play an important role in the modern workplace and there are considerable benefits to both employers and employees when organisations and unions work well together.

The purpose of these regulations is to promote transparency and allow for public scrutiny of facility time.

Facility time is the provision of paid or unpaid time off from an employee’s normal role to undertake TU duties and activities such as a TU representative.  There is a statutory entitlement to reasonable paid time off for undertaking union duties. There is no such entitlement to paid time off for undertaking activities.

As a result of this statutory requirement, please therefore find details below:

Your organisation

Bernwode Schools Trust
1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

Employees in your organisation

50 to 1,500 employees

Trade union representatives and full-time equivalents

Trade union representatives: 2
FTE trade union representatives: 1.6

Percentage of working hours spent on facility time

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

Total pay bill and facility time costs

Total pay bill: £6914850
Total cost of facility time: £0
Percentage of pay spent on facility time: 0.00%

Paid trade union activities

Hours spent on paid facility time: 0
Hours spent on paid trade union activities: 0
Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities: 0%