Department for Exiting the European Union: Overtime

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 10th July 2019.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the total amount of unpaid overtime worked by staff in his Department in the last 24 months.

Photo of Kwasi Kwarteng Kwasi Kwarteng The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

The Department for Exiting the European Union is committed to the wellbeing of its staff and ensuring that staff maintain a work-life balance. The Department has a range of flexible working policies in place to avoid excess working hours and complies with the EU Working Time Directive. If there are occasions when staff have to work extra hours, they may be able to claim overtime or time off in lieu for the additional hours worked.

Working hours are managed locally with line managers and no central records are held of excess working hours that are not paid as overtime.

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