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Departmental Redundancy

Home Department written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of John Redwood John Redwood Conservative, Wokingham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) her Department and (b) each non-departmental body for which she is responsible has spent on redundancies since May 2010.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

The following table has been provided using Office for National Statistics guidelines for workforce management reporting.

The changes to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS) in December 2010 obliged Departments to offer “voluntary redundancy” on terms equivalent to “voluntary exit” under the compensation scheme before it can issue notice of compulsory redundancy to any member of staff. The costs in the table relate to staff who have accepted compulsory redundancy terms only, as our HR and finance systems record as a separate category those leaving on that basis, but cannot differentiate staff who leave on “voluntary exit” terms and those who have accepted “voluntary redundancy” under the compensation scheme.

Table 1: How much has been spent on redundancies in (a) her Department and (b) each non-departmental body for which she is responsible for since May 2010
Cost (£)
(a) Her Department  
Home Office and the Executive Agencies (1)
(b) Non-departmental bodies  
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) (1)
Independent Police Complaints Commissioner (IPCC) 989,000
Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) (1)
National Policing Improvements Agency (NPIA) 421,000
Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) (1)
Security Industry Authority (SIA) (1)
Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) (1)
(1 )Not applicable. Notes:1. Extract date 30 June 2011. 2. Figures have been rounded to the nearest thousand pound. Source: Individual finance departments for each area.

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