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Consultation: Restricting exit payments in the public sector

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Yesterday the government published its response to the consultation on proposed regulations restricting public sector exit payments.

The Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (as amended by the Enterprise Act 2016) gives the government the power to implement a cap.

The consultation invited responses on the implementation of a £95,000 cap and received around 600 responses. The cap will apply to the aggregate sum of payments made following termination. Crown Ministers will have the power to relax the cap in certain circumstances.

Updated regulations and guidance will be published in due course.

You can read the full response to the consultation here.