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To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2011, Official Report, column 638W, on local government: redundancy pay, whether his Department provides any separate funds to contribute to the costs of redundancies deemed necessary under spending adjustments.
It is for individual councils to make decisions about how their workforces are organised and managed to deliver efficient services for local taxpayers, including managing redundancy costs. The Government do not provide any separate funding for these costs.
Councils may apply to DCLG to capitalise redundancy costs. £300 million of capitalisation is available in 2011-12 to help councils who wish to deliver efficiency savings early through organisational restructuring.