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Guide: How to become a County Councillor

Part 3

What will my boss say?

The Employment Rights Act 1996 requires your employer to allow you 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 very useful in the workplace.