work based training

Work Related Training

Training adds to Red Tape burden

The Government’s proposal to force businesses to consider employee requests for time off for work–related training will mean more red tape for SMEs, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned. The FSB has called for firms with up to 20 employees to be exempt from the regulations, which would require employers to hold formal meetings with staff seeking time off for training. Under the FSB’s proposals, these businesses would be allowed to hold informal one–on–one meetings with employees, without the need for union representation (the Government’s proposals give employees the right to be accompanied to the meeting by their trade union representative).FSB education and skills chairman Colin Willman said; “The ‘time to train’ proces... »