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Topical Questions

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Today is the first time I have heard of this. National health service redundancy terms were capped at £160,000 in April 2015. We consulted on bringing that down to £95,000 and we have introduced powers in primary legislation to claw back contractual redundancy payments when someone returns to any public sector job within 12 months. I will raise the individual case with the NHS to ensure that taxpayers’ money is being used as well as possible.