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9. Can I get time off work?

The Employment Rights Act 1996 requires your employer to allow you to a reasonable amount of time off for your work as a councillor.  You may need to discuss this and agree the details with your employer.

Many employers recognise that the skills people develop as councillors are also very useful in the workplace.  Most, but not all, of the meetings are held in the evenings.