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Responses on consultation on public sector exit payment cap

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The Government has published responses to the consultation on a public sector exit payment cap. The Government will now go ahead with the £95,000 cap via legislation, although this figure will be kept under review. The Government also believes that it is necessary to include payments in lieu of notice to ensure that the cap is not circumvented by excessive notice periods which are then paid in addition to any exit payment.

The legislation is included in the Enterprise Bill, covering a large number of Government commitments intended to support enterprise in the UK. The Bill was introduced into the Lords on 17 September 2015. For a brief summary, see