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Travel to work may now count as “working time”- see our blog

If you are working for an employer without a fixed or regular place of work, you could be entitled to more pay or a reduction in hours after a European Court of Justice ruling yesterday.

Under present UK government guidelines, time spent travelling at work does count towards your working hours. However “normal travel to and from work” and “travelling outside normal working hours” does not.

The new ruling means that time spent travelling to and from first and last appointments by workers without a fixed office should be regarded as working time. This is mainly going to affect companies who employ staff whose primary duties are to carry out customer or client visits such as care workers, gas fitters, plumbers and sales representatives.

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