Businesses have given their support to plans to allow staff to be given the right to request time off work to go on training courses, according to a new poll.
The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) found that 80 per cent of respondents believed that the government plan to offer employees of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) the right to take time off for future training should also be applicable to organisations with less than 250 employees.
The government said that it would review this as part of its Plan for Growth.
Karen Thomson, associate director of policy, research and strategic visibility at the CIPP, said that although they were disappointed that opportunities for employees to be able to request for time to train in smaller organisations had not been given, they valued the feedback given by the department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
She added: “According to survey feedback from the CIPP members 80 per cent said that it should be extended to small and medium but with a division on whether the regulations should be delayed.”
The CIPP was established as an official industry body in 1985 when the Institute of British Payroll Managers was formed.