Bodies excluded from the restrictions on public sector exit payments

Part of Enterprise Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 2:15 pm on 8th March 2016.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) 2:15 pm, 8th March 2016

I was present on Second Reading when the Secretary of State described long-serving public servants on low and average pay as fat cats. At the end of that debate, the Minister said at the Dispatch Box that the exit payments cap would not apply to civil servants earning less than £27,000. I hope that she will forgive us if we do not take her word for it, and that she will therefore accept our amendment today to ensure that the promise is in law.