CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

DWP – CAPPING REDUNDANCY PAYMENTS SCHEME – 1 February 2016

Dr Julian Lewis: Will Department for Work and Pensions Ministers hold discussions quite urgently with civil service and Treasury Ministers about the Conservative manifesto commitment to cap very large redundancy payments? Are they aware of serious concerns that, by including early retirement awards in the capping scheme, we may penalise long-serving but low-paid public employees by a measure rightly intended to limit undeserved golden goodbyes to the very highly paid?

[The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Mr Iain Duncan Smith):  As my hon. Friend knows, that is really a matter for the Treasury, but I am very happy to undertake such discussions. If he would like to add his extra information on this, I would be very happy to take it.]