Redundancy Pay

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay Conservative, North East Cambridgeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many senior civil servants left her Department and public bodies under voluntary exit and received a severance payment in each of the last three years; and what the value of such payments was.

Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Table 1 shows the number of senior civil servants who left DCMS under a voluntary exit scheme in each of the last three financial years and Table 2 the value of such payments by cost band.

Table 1
Financial year Number of leavers in senior civil service grades
2010-11 8
2011-12 3
2012 -13 3
Table 2
Cost band of such payments 2010-11 2011-2012 2012 - 2013
£10,000 to £25,000
£25,000 to £50,000 2
£50,000 to £100,000 1
£100,000 to £150,000 4 1
£150,000 to £200,000 1 2 2
£200,000 to £250,000 1

As part of a money saving exercise, in line with the rest of Government, DCMS has been offering, in cyclical phases, the opportunity for civil servants to take voluntary redundancy. The Department does not hold central records for our bodies. Figures for the Government Equalities Office, which joined DCMS in September 2012, are held by the Home office, its previous parent Department.

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