Time off work for public duties

Last updated: 18 June 2020

Employees can get time off work for certain public duties. This time off is in addition to their normal holiday entitlement. Employers can choose to pay them for this time, but they don't have to.

Visit GOV.UK for information on time off work for public duties, including:

  • who qualifies for time off
  • who doesn't qualify for time off
  • disputes about time off
  • time off and pay
  • employees in the reserve forces