Workers at Breckland Council in Norfolk may soon have to clock in and out using flexi-time cards each time they go for a cigarette break. Defending the policy, the Council explained that it was suggested following staff consultation and is felt necessary in order to address issues of unfairness amongst smokers and non-smokers. If approved, the new rules will apply from 1 November 2010. Nottingham City Council dropped a similar policy after a trial period and it remains to be seen whether this is a suitable solution to issues of perceived unfairness between smokers and non-smokers at work.