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Civil Servants (Relocation)

Volume 205: debated on Friday 13 March 1992

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement about the terms of the alternative financial assistance offered to staff civil servants when they are relocated.

A discretionary scheme to help civil servants who are permanently transferred and who are reluctant to move for domestic reasons was announced on 15 November 1990 at columns 188–89. The elements of the scheme are taxable. Departments and agencies discretion in offering this scheme will be further widened in 1992 to enable them to meet the cost-of the tax liability of the financial assistance, other than for the advance of salary, where this is cost-effective, and can be met within existing running costs.