At 10.25 on 10 April 2015 David Cameron spoke at Age UK to announce a future Conservative government would guarantee 3 days’ paid volunteering leave for employees in large public and private sector organisations. The announcement will affect half the UK workforce.
Commenting on the announcement, Asheem Singh, Director of Public Policy at ACEVO said:
“This is exciting news – it recognises the crucial role of charities in building a better society. The workplace is a new frontier for social action, and this new legal right will help support a new generation of socially responsible citizens.”