Atomic Weapons Research Establishment: Conditions of Employment

HM Treasury written question – answered on 11th September 2017.

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Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon Conservative, Newbury

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons employees of the management company running the Atomic Weapons Establishment are considered private sector employees for the purpose of pensions but public sector employees for the purpose of the exit payment cap.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The exit payment cap will apply to organisations classified as within the public sector by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) with limited exceptions. As AWE [Atomic Weapons Establishment] Management Ltd is classified by the ONS as a public sector organisation it is within scope of the reforms.

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