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star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Redundancy Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to inform public sector workers of the implications of the public sector exit payment cap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West remove filter
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-23more like thismore than 2016-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government announced on 31st July 2015 that it intended to end six-figure exit payments for public sector workers, acting on its manifesto commitment. A public consultation over the summer of 2015 asked for views on the details of the policy, which received over 4,000 replies.</p><p>The public sector exit payment cap has now been legislated for in the Enterprise Act. The Government intends to publish draft regulations over the summer setting out the detail of how the policy will be introduced, alongside accompanying guidance. All affected parties, including public sector workers, will have a further opportunity to comment on the regulations and supporting guidance during that time.</p><p>The regulations implementing the public sector exit cap will not come into force before 1 October 2016 at the earliest. They will apply to bodies in England and those in Wales where the workforce is not devolved in this context. It will be for Welsh Ministers to determine when they bring into force the regulations in the Enterprise Act for bodies devolved to Wales.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Chelsea and Fulham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Greg Hands more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 37219 more like this
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less than 2016-05-23T16:34:05.613Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-23T16:34:05.613Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Hands more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Redundancy Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his most recent estimate is of when the public sector exit payments cap will be introduced in (a) England and (b) Wales; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West remove filter
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-23more like thismore than 2016-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government announced on 31st July 2015 that it intended to end six-figure exit payments for public sector workers, acting on its manifesto commitment. A public consultation over the summer of 2015 asked for views on the details of the policy, which received over 4,000 replies.</p><p>The public sector exit payment cap has now been legislated for in the Enterprise Act. The Government intends to publish draft regulations over the summer setting out the detail of how the policy will be introduced, alongside accompanying guidance. All affected parties, including public sector workers, will have a further opportunity to comment on the regulations and supporting guidance during that time.</p><p>The regulations implementing the public sector exit cap will not come into force before 1 October 2016 at the earliest. They will apply to bodies in England and those in Wales where the workforce is not devolved in this context. It will be for Welsh Ministers to determine when they bring into force the regulations in the Enterprise Act for bodies devolved to Wales.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Chelsea and Fulham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Greg Hands more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 37393 more like this
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less than 2016-05-23T16:34:05.553Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-23T16:34:05.553Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Hands more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Redundancy Pay more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Principle G of the Cabinet Office Consultation Principles 2016, what steps he took to (a) consider how the summer holiday period would affect consultation with stakeholders and (b) mitigate such effects when deciding on the consultation period on proposals relating to exit payments in the public sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West remove filter
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Kevin Brennan more like this
unstar this property uin 31816 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-24more like thismore than 2016-03-24
star this property answer text <p>The consultation on a public sector exit payment cap ran from 31 July to 27 August 2015. These dates ensured that the consultation concluded in advance of the Enterprise Bill’s introduction on 16 September 2015, to inform the content of the ‘public sector employment: restrictions on exit payments’ clause.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, this policy was a clear manifesto commitment made in April 2015 and the intention to legislate was announced in May. The Government also considered responses received after the official consultation deadline.</p><p>The consultation received over 4000 responses, which is a good indication that there was sufficient time to comment and demonstrates that stakeholders were able to effectively engage with the proposals. The measure has also undergone full Parliamentary scrutiny during the passage of the Enterprise Bill.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chelsea and Fulham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Greg Hands more like this
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less than 2016-03-24T12:35:10.923Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-24T12:35:10.923Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Hands more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Infrastructure: Investment more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much central government infrastructure investment was in each region of the UK since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West remove filter
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-29more like thismore than 2016-03-29
star this property answer text <p>Historic data for regional infrastructure investment by government is not currently available. However historical capital expenditure figures including government’s infrastructure investment can be obtained from the following link :</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/country-and-regional-analysis-2015" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/country-and-regional-analysis-2015</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/509735/NIDP_2016-2021_final_web.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/509735/NIDP_2016-2021_final_web.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chelsea and Fulham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Greg Hands more like this
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less than 2016-03-29T10:48:49.78Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-29T10:48:49.78Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Hands more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-17more like thismore than 2016-03-17
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Redundancy Pay: Private Sector more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 4February 2016 to Question 24536, what assessment he has made of the number of exit payments in the private sector above £1 million; and what assessment his Department has made of the effect of such exit payments on pay inequality within and between the public and private sectors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West remove filter
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-24more like thismore than 2016-03-24
star this property answer text <p>Exit payment terms and contractual arrangements, including the number of individuals on those terms, vary significantly across the private sector and within the public sector. The Government has made no specific assessment of the number of exit payments in the private sector above £1 million. The Government accepts there may be examples of terms in the private sector that match or exceed those in the public sector; including some private sector exit packages that exceed £1 million. Conversely, the Government has seen no evidence that redundancy terms such as employer-funded early retirement, which are widely available across the public sector and often cost employers tens, or even hundreds of thousands of pounds per person, are replicated to the same extent in the private sector.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has a duty to ensure public sector exit payments are fair and provide value for money to the tax payer. This is why, in the 2015 Spending Review, the Government announced it would consult on further cross public sector action on exit payment terms to ensure greater consistency within the public sector and reduce the cost of redundancy pay-outs. This consultation was launched on the 5 February 2016 and can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/further-consultation-on-limiting-public-sector-exit-payments" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/further-consultation-on-limiting-public-sector-exit-payments</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Government believes that the remuneration of senior staff in the private sector is primarily a matter for companies and their shareholders. Comprehensive reforms were introduced in 2013 to require companies to put their forward-looking pay policies, which must include details of their approach to exit payments, to a binding shareholder vote at least every three years. Companies are therefore only able to make exit payments within the limits that have been approved by a majority of shareholders.</p><p> </p><p>Overall, public sector pay remains on average comparable to private sector pay, and public sector defined benefit pensions are amongst the best available. HM Treasury analysis, as well as independent studies, show public sector pay at a premium for most of the last Parliament, and a significant continued premium when pensions are taken into account (IFS October 2014).</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Chelsea and Fulham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Greg Hands more like this
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less than 2016-03-24T12:38:47.217Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-24T12:38:47.217Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Hands more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-29more like thismore than 2016-01-29
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Banks: Redundancy Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons Bradford and Bingley, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Northern Rock as publicly-funded banks are exempted from the public sector exit payments cap in the provisions of the Enterprise Bill. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West remove filter
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-05more like thismore than 2016-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s partial ownership of Bradford and Bingley, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Northern Rock as is a temporary measure following the financial crisis and they will be returned to the private sector in due course. The Government believes this is fundamentally different to public sector bodies that receive ongoing funding from the taxpayer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chelsea and Fulham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Greg Hands more like this
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less than 2016-02-05T14:15:14.667Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-05T14:15:14.667Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Hands more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Redundancy Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is his policy that a lump sum paid by a public sector employer to an employee's pension fund to compensate the scheme for having to pay a reduced pension earlier than expected should be used as part of the calculation for the public sector exit payment cap proposed in the Enterprise Bill. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West remove filter
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government consulted on implementing a public sector exit payment cap in July 2015. The Government response to this consultation was published on 16 September 2015. This response provides detail on which organisations and types of payments the Government intends to capture within the scope of the public sector exit payment cap. This accords with the Government’s manifesto commitment to end tax payer funded six figure payoffs for public sector workers.</p><p>The response document can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/464367/Public_sector_exit_payments_response.pdf</p><p>The exit payment cap will apply to payments made as a result of an employee leaving their employment. It will <strong>not</strong> affect any pension a person has earned through their years of service or have any impact on accrued pension rights or pension lump sum entitlements on retirement. It will capture contributions, made by the employer, to fund early access to an unreduced or partially reduced pension. This is because such costs are ultimately funded by the tax payer.</p><p>The Government has been clear that early retirements relating to ill health are outside the scope of the cap and will not be affected. Additionally, any payments directed by a Court or Tribunal will not be included in the scope of the cap.</p><p>Exits on compassionate grounds are not such a clearly defined concept as exits related to ill health or redundancy. There will generally be a large degree of employer discretion on the terms of such exits, and on any payments. In these cases there will be discretion available to relax the cap in individual cases, subject to relevant Ministerial or local council approval, as will be set out in further detail in forthcoming Treasury guidance and directions.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Chelsea and Fulham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Greg Hands more like this
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less than 2016-02-03T16:28:03.12Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-03T16:28:03.12Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Hands more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Academies: Redundancy Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether academy schools will be covered under the public sector exit payment cap proposed in the Enterprise Bill. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West remove filter
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government consulted on implementing a public sector exit payment cap in July 2015. The Government response to this consultation was published on 16 September 2015. This response provides detail on which organisations and types of payments the Government intends to capture within the scope of the public sector exit payment cap. This accords with the Government’s manifesto commitment to end tax payer funded six figure payoffs for public sector workers.</p><p>The response document can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/464367/Public_sector_exit_payments_response.pdf</p><p>The exit payment cap will apply to payments made as a result of an employee leaving their employment. It will <strong>not</strong> affect any pension a person has earned through their years of service or have any impact on accrued pension rights or pension lump sum entitlements on retirement. It will capture contributions, made by the employer, to fund early access to an unreduced or partially reduced pension. This is because such costs are ultimately funded by the tax payer.</p><p>The Government has been clear that early retirements relating to ill health are outside the scope of the cap and will not be affected. Additionally, any payments directed by a Court or Tribunal will not be included in the scope of the cap.</p><p>Exits on compassionate grounds are not such a clearly defined concept as exits related to ill health or redundancy. There will generally be a large degree of employer discretion on the terms of such exits, and on any payments. In these cases there will be discretion available to relax the cap in individual cases, subject to relevant Ministerial or local council approval, as will be set out in further detail in forthcoming Treasury guidance and directions.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Chelsea and Fulham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Greg Hands more like this
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24747 more like this
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less than 2016-02-03T16:28:03.26Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-03T16:28:03.26Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Hands more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Local Government: Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will consider allowing public bodies to continue to have the right, under the Local Government Pension scheme, to allow individuals to access an unreduced pension on compassionate grounds under the proposed public sector exit payments cap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West remove filter
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government consulted on implementing a public sector exit payment cap in July 2015. The Government response to this consultation was published on 16 September 2015. This response provides detail on which organisations and types of payments the Government intends to capture within the scope of the public sector exit payment cap. This accords with the Government’s manifesto commitment to end tax payer funded six figure payoffs for public sector workers.</p><p>The response document can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/464367/Public_sector_exit_payments_response.pdf</p><p>The exit payment cap will apply to payments made as a result of an employee leaving their employment. It will <strong>not</strong> affect any pension a person has earned through their years of service or have any impact on accrued pension rights or pension lump sum entitlements on retirement. It will capture contributions, made by the employer, to fund early access to an unreduced or partially reduced pension. This is because such costs are ultimately funded by the tax payer.</p><p>The Government has been clear that early retirements relating to ill health are outside the scope of the cap and will not be affected. Additionally, any payments directed by a Court or Tribunal will not be included in the scope of the cap.</p><p>Exits on compassionate grounds are not such a clearly defined concept as exits related to ill health or redundancy. There will generally be a large degree of employer discretion on the terms of such exits, and on any payments. In these cases there will be discretion available to relax the cap in individual cases, subject to relevant Ministerial or local council approval, as will be set out in further detail in forthcoming Treasury guidance and directions.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Chelsea and Fulham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Greg Hands more like this
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24747 more like this
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less than 2016-02-03T16:28:03.323Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-03T16:28:03.323Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Hands more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Redundancy Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to exempt employers from the proposed public sector exit payment cap if an employer can demonstrate that they are in the middle of an ongoing restructuring exercise. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West remove filter
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-02more like thismore than 2016-02-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government made a manifesto commitment to end six-figure payouts in the public sector and wants to do so as soon as possible. These payments cost around £2 billion a year and it is important that they are fair, proportionate and provide value for money to the taxpayer that funds them. As such, the Government does not see any case for transitional arrangements to delay ending six-figure exit payments. However, the power for Ministers to relax the restrictions imposed by the cap provides the flexibility to do so in appropriate circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>Automatic indexing would fail to offer the flexibility that the clause currently provides for. As it stands, the Government can amend the level of the cap to take into account all prevailing circumstances, and with the additional scrutiny of the affirmative resolution procedure in Parliament.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chelsea and Fulham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Greg Hands more like this
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less than 2016-02-02T17:50:35.387Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-02T17:50:35.387Z
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