How long does it take the Council to prepare an advisory report?

The Council generally takes about six and a half months to prepare a report. This may seem a long period. However, one reason why the Council’s reports are so significant is that they have broad support among employers and employees. It is therefore vital that the Council should be able to consult the members of employers’ associations and trade unions, something for which it must set aside enough time, in practice several weeks. The Council can, however, also respond to a request within three months when time is of the essence or when the subject is less complex. In that case the Council publishes an advisory letter.