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Departments: Early Retirement

Volume 463: debated on Monday 1 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of his staff took early retirement in the last five years; at what cost; what grades of staff took early retirement; and what percentage of each grade took early retirement. (148809)

The number and grades of Treasury staff for whom early retirement or early severance was agreed in the last five years and the associated costs are as follows. An analysis of percentage of each grade could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Financial year

Cost (£000)

Grade of staff

Number

2002-03

1,221

AO

1

EO

1

Grade 6/7

1

Grade 5

1

Grade 3

2

2003-04

2,926

AO

3

EO

1

HEO/SEO

13

Grade 6/7

1

Grade 5

1

Perm Sec

1

2004-05

2,178

AA

3

AO

4

EO

5

HEO/SEO

8

Grade 6/7

5

2005-06

766

AA

1

AO

1

EO

4

HEO/SEO

4

Grade 6/7

2

Grade 5

2

2006-07

483

EO

2

HEO/SEO

2

Grade 6/7

2

Grade 5

4