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The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills has issued a consultation paper (to close on September 10) on the proposed new right to employees to request time off to train. It is planned that the new entitlement will apply to all employees who have worked for their employer for 26 weeks. The new right will closely follow the legal model of the existing right to request flexible working.