Written Question on Public Sector: Redundancy Pay

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Date Title Questioner
6 Jul 2017, 3:28 p.m. Sir Christopher Chope MP (Conservative - Christchurch) Sir Christopher Chope MP (Conservative - Christchurch)

Question to the HM Treasury:

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government plans to bring forward secondary legislation to implement the policy of prohibiting exit payments for public sector employees in England exceeding £95,000; and what steps he is taking to discourage such payments in the interim.

Answered by Elizabeth Truss - Minister for Women and Equalities

The Government announced in 2015 that it intended to end six figure exit payments for public sector workers. We legislated for a £95,000 cap in the Enterprise Act 2016 and are currently in the process of drafting the necessary regulations.

In the interim, the government expects every part of the public sector to demonstrate that it is using public money efficiently and responsibly and to ensure that pay and terms are always proportionate, justifiable and deliver value for money for taxpayers.

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