147444 - House of Commons: Redundancy Pay (Answered)

Andrew Bridgen
To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate the Commission has made of the cost to the public purse of redundancy payments over and above the statutory contractual requirement for house staff working in the Speaker's office since 2009.

Tom Brake

Redundancy payments for employees of the House of Commons Commission are paid in line with the Civil Service Compensation Scheme rules. These offer an enhanced redundancy payment compared to the statutory requirement but provide specific rules that the House and other “Schedule 1” employers who are part of the Civil Service Pension Arrangements must follow when calculating redundancy payments. House of Commons employees have a contractual entitlement to redundancy payment on these terms and no redundancy payments have been made over and above the Civil Service requirements since 2009. That includes Speaker’s Office staff who are employees of the Commission.