FOI Request Council Severance Payouts

Request 101001522213

I would like to know:
1. What was the total remuneration – including but not limited to pensions, benefits, severance payments and annual salaries – given to council officials who left their job between the financial years 2016-2017?
- By ‘left their job’ I mean workers who were laid off, whose jobs were eliminated, who decided to leave the company through mutual agreement, who were made redundant or who parted ways with the company for other reasons.
2. I would like these figures to be broken down by job title i.e. £100,000 paid to executive director of finance and customer services.
3. I would like the total remuneration - including but not limited to pensions, benefits, severance payments and annual salaries – given to council officials who left their job (for the same reasons as listed above) for the five financial years prior to this. The information here need not be broken down by job title and individual payout – just the lump total for each year.

Request Suspended Pending Clarification 05-06-2017. Clarification Received 08-06-2017

Response 27-06-2017

The information is available as part of the remuneration report in the published Annual Accounts:

Exit packages              
    Compulsory Other Total Cost      
Year Banding Redundancies  Departures £        
2016/17 £0 - £20,000 3 1 26,574        
  £20,001 - £40,000   1 30,000        
  Total 3 2 56,574        
                 
2015/16       25,442        
2014/15       172,710        
2013/14       387,529        
2012/13       494,523        
2011/12       419,117        
                 

For the years 2011/12 and 2012/13 exit packages include redundancy costs, payments to the pension fund for employees retiring early and the capitalised cost of enhancement to retirement benefits
in the form of added years service.
From February 2013, enhancement to retirement benefits in the form of added years service are no longer awarded.
For the years 2013/14 onwards exit packages include redundancy costs and payments to the pension fund for employees retiring early.

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