The meetings are training sessions for software that we use in our day to day, discussions about best practices, talking about learnings from a project etc. So not directly chargeable to a customer.
Previously, the meetings were charged to an "overhead" - but due to the company not meeting its financial targets, we can no longer do so.
Because the time can't be charged to a customer, we are being asked to attend the meetings in our own time. However, the meetings are during normal work hours. Is this legal in the UK?