Facility Time Report

Trade unions play an important role, bringing significant benefits to both the council and its employees.

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 came into force on 1 April 2017.

In order to promote transparency and allow for public scrutiny of facility time, these regulations place a legislative requirement on the council to collate and publish, on an annual basis, a range of data on the amount and cost of trade union facility time within the organisation.

With reference to the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 please find the facility time data that Angus Council are required to collate and publish. 

Data for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

Employees in our organisation: 1501 to 5000 employees


Central function employees

Trade union representatives: 21

FTE trade union representatives: 16.09

Percentage of working hours spent on facility time

0% of working hours: 4 representatives

0.1% to 0.99% of working hours: 12 representatives

1% to 50% of working hours: 5 representatives

51% to 99% of working hours: 0 representatives

100% of working hours: 0 representatives

Total pay bill and facility time costs

Total pay bill: £72,507,096.47

Total cost of facility time: £5759.05

Percentage of pay spent on facility time: 0.00794%

Paid trade union activities

Hours spent on paid facility time: 366.5

Hours spent on paid trade union activities: 246

Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities: 67.12%


Education function employees

Trade union representatives: 16

FTE trade union representatives: 15.6

Percentage of working hours spent on facility time

0% of working hours: 15 representatives

0.1% to 0.99% of working hours: 1 representatives

1% to 50% of working hours: 0 representatives

51% to 99% of working hours: 0 representatives

100% of working hours: 0 representatives

Total pay bill and facility time costs

Total pay bill: £91,715,842.53

Total cost of facility time: £306.07

Percentage of pay spent on facility time: 0.000334%

Paid trade union activities

Hours spent on paid facility time: 12.16

Hours spent on paid trade union activities: 0

Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities: 0%