UNISON Victory on Exit Payment Cap! Government forced to U-Turn!

The Tory Government have been forced to U-turn and revoke the £95k exit cap regulations.

In a stunning victory, the Government has been forced into a humiliating climbdown around it’s £95k exit cap regulations.

Government Brief Paper:

“After extensive review of the application of the Cap, the Government has concluded that the Cap may have had unintended consequences and the Regulations should be revoked. HMT Directions have been published that disapply the Cap until the Regulations have been revoked.”

This is following a legal challenge from UNISON and others that pointed out the “unintended consequences” of these regulations, including cutting redundancy payment to many low paid workers by including “strain costs” where those aged 55 or over are able to access an unreduced pension on redundancy.

A judicial review was due in a few weeks and UNISON was confident of a positive victory.

Once again this is an example of the shambolic treatment of our public service workers by this Tory Government. This victory is a testament to the hard campaigning work by UNISON members.

Read the revised government guidance here

Guidance_to_Public_Sector_Exit_Payments