Small Printing Firms Benefit From Revised Government Legislation

2010-11-24 08:52:15

Published on 2010-11-24 08:52:15

Some small to medium-sized printing firms will no longer have to accede to employee demands for time off work to take part in training.

According to PrintWeek, the government has revised the 'Time to Train' legislation, introduced at the tail-end of the previous Labour administration, so that firms with less than 49 workers will not have to adopt it. Under the policy, employees are able to demand time off for training relevant to their work. Previously, the policy was set to apply to all firms from April 6th next year, regardless of workforce size.

Small printing firms voiced their concerns about the proposals, pointing out that businesses with, for example, five staff, would not be able to handle Time to Train in the same way a 250-strong firm would. The news provider reported that Mark Prisk, the business minister, said the revised changes would save the economy about £270 million a year.

Posted by Johnny McMaster.

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