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Departmental Redundancy

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2009, Official Report, columns 462-3W, on redundancy, what estimate has he made of the annual payroll savings accruing to his Department as a result of staff exit schemes in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09 excluding the cost of severance packages; and what estimate he has made of the equivalent figures for 2009-10. (254471)

The estimate1 of the annual payroll savings resulting from staff exit schemes in each of the following financial years are:

£ million

2005-06

5.5

2006-07

6.4

2007-08

6.4

2008-09 (YTD)

0.7

With respect to an estimate for the year 2009-10, this will be dependant on the results of BERR's annual business planning process.

1 This estimate is based on median base pay at 2008 pay levels and represents the full year effect of any exits.