Exit payments plummet

By Heather Jameson | 21 July 2022

Council staff exit payments have plummeted since 2014-15 when they hit more than half a billion pounds

The latest figures released by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) show the total value of exit packages for 2021-22 was £214,161,226, down from a high of £517,103,453 in 2014-15.But when it comes to senior staff exit payments, councils paid out £21,572,159 in 2021-22 compared with £20,934,952 in 2014-15.

However, the exit payments were made to 89 senior staff in 2014-15, compared with 153 people in 2021-22 – suggesting a significantly lower payment per person.  

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