HR Policy
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CoSO 23
01 November 2017
01 January 0001
01 January 0001

General Note

NHS Fife acknowledges and agrees with the importance of regular and timely review of policy/procedure statements and aims to review policies within the timescales set out.

New policies/procedures will be subject to a review date of no more than 1 year from the date of first issue.

Reviewed policies/procedures will have a review date set that is relevant to the content (advised by the author) but will be no longer than 3 years.

If a policy/procedure is past its review date then the content will remain extant until such time as the policy/procedure review is complete and the new version published, or there are national policy or legislative changes.


Doc Title

Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) for Band 8 and Above


Circulation to Executive Director Group, Divisional General Managers, Payroll Manager, HR, and Management Teams for cascading to appropriate staffing.

Document Reference Number

CoS023 – November 2017

Content Based on Decision made by



The purpose of this guidance is to ensure that staff on Agenda for Change Band 8 and above are aware of the arrangements in place with regard to TOIL.


The Agenda for Change Handbook is clear that staff in Band 8 and above are not eligible for overtime. However, it does not specifically address time of in lieu (TOIL).


In response to questions being raised on this point, STAC would offer the following clarification. Where staff have been asked by their line manager to work beyond their contracted hours to assist with service delivery, staff are entitled to take time off in lieu for this additional agreed contribution.

The above does not prevent local agreements being made for flexible working arrangements, in line with departmental requirements.