Northern Ireland Office: Redundancy Pay

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered at on 23 May 2024.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Future of Work), Shadow Minister (Employment Rights and Protections)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether any ministerial redundancy payments have been repaid to their Department since 2019.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

No ministerial redundancy payments have been repaid to the Department since 2019.

The Provision of severance payments for Ministers is set out in legislation. Details of the severance payments made to ministers when leaving office are published in departments’ annual reports and accounts.

Similarly, the provision of severance payments for special advisers is set out in the Model Contract, which is available on, including provisions for repayment of severance if reappointed. The cost of severance payments made to special advisers across government is published annually by the Cabinet Office.

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