Primary Care Trusts: Redundancy Pay

Health written question – answered on 20th February 2012.

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Photo of Andy Burnham Andy Burnham Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the public purse was of staff redundancies in each primary care trust area since April 2010.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

The information is not collected in the format requested.

The total resource cost of exit packages for primary care trust (PCT) staff leaving their organisation in 2010-11 was £168.7 million. A table breaking down this cost for each PCT has been placed in the Library. The total value of £168.7 million includes £60 million for compulsory redundancies and £108.7 million for other departures. The figure for other departures includes the cost of both early retirements (excluding those relating to ill-health) and voluntary redundancies. However, it is not possible to separately identify the value of either of these costs from the data collected.

Figures for the 2011-12 financial year will be available in the summer, once the Department's Annual Report and Accounts are laid before Parliament.

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