Hi, whether you are entitled to CPD is really a matter that would be dealt with under your contract. It is entirely possible for other colleagues of yours to have different entitlement under their contracts in terms of CPD and even if you do the same or similar jobs that does not mean you must all be treated in the same way in that regard. There is no law on equality in the workplace in that respect because this is not linked to discrimination (this is where you are being treated differently due to age, gender, race, religion, etc).
If you are contracted to work 37.5 hours and there is nothing in the contract which states that breaks would be taken off, then you can expect to be paid for this time in full. The law on rest breaks is a 20 minute break for every full 6 hours of work but these breaks can be unpaid and you have no legal right to ask for them to be paid. That does mean that the employer could ask you to work an additional 20 or 40 minutes at the end of each day (depending on how many breaks you took) in order to ensure that your hours tally up to what you are contracted to work.
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you
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