The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) was created following the machinery of government changes on 5 May 2006.
The following table sets out the total expenditure on early severance or early retirement for CLG and its predecessor Department the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM).
Department Year ending 30 June Cost (£ million) ODPM 2004 2.3 ODPM 2005 5.2 CLG 2006 8.0
Year ending 30 June
Cost (£ million)
The costs shown reflect the demands of resource accounting, so, as well as payments made in the 12 months' period, also include the liability cost for payments due in later years until those leavers aged over 50 at departure, reach pension age.