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A Severance Policy for Scotland - consultation on severance arrangements across the devolved public sector

A Severance Policy for Scotland - consultation on severance arrangements across the devolved public sector

Friday, March 31, 2017

ISBN: 9781786528926

A consultation on whether changes should be made to exit payments arrangements across the devolved public sector in Scotland, in particular, through the introduction of an exit payment cap, recovery of exit payments and changing exit payment terms.

Executive Summary

The Scottish Government seeks to ensure severance arrangements are fair and equitable while providing value for money for the people of Scotland. Severance continues to play an essential role in ensuring employers across the public sector in Scotland deliver services efficiently and effectively by enabling them to manage changes to workforces in reaction to changing organisational circumstances - while at the same time helping leavers bridge the gap into new employment.

Scottish Ministers want to hear your views on whether recent powers should be used - or other reforms taken forward - to achieve better outcomes by delivering best value to taxpayers, flexible and responsive public services and a fair deal for public sector employees, through changing exit payments arrangements, in particular through the introduction of an exit payment cap, recovery of exit payments and changing exit payment terms.