Staffing Matters and Urgency Committee

20 June 2022


Report of the Chief Operating Officer


Redundancy, Pension or Exit Discretion


1.        This report advises the Staffing Matters and Urgency Committee of the expenditure associated with redundancy, pension or exit discretions paid in accordance with council policy to employees below Chief Officer.


2.    The background and detailed case surrounding each proposal are contained in the individual business case(s) attached as confidential annexes to this report for noting.

3.    All of the proposed redundancy, pension or exit discretions have been subject to consultation in accordance with the Council’s statutory obligations.

4.    In accordance with Council policy the appropriate Chief Officer or Departmental Management Team and S151 officer have approved the attached business case(s).The decisions as to whether to make an employee redundant rest with the Chief Operating Officer or Officers nominated by him. In terms of payments related to redundancy the council is contractually obliged to make the payment set out in the business case. Only in exceptional circumstances can discretionary additional payments for redundancy be considered.  The Section 151 Officer has decision making authority for all staff other than Chief Officers in this matter. 



5.    The analysis of each proposal can be found in the respective business case. Below is an anonymised summary of these cases noting costs associated with each.


Business Case


Type of Exit


to CYC








Flexible Retirement




Council Plan
6.    Whilst the actions being proposed in the report are not material to the Council Plan, they are consistent with the required outcomes of the Organisation Development Plan.

7.    The implications of each proposal can be found in the respective business case.

Risk Management

8.    The specific risks associated with each proposal and how they can be mitigated are contained in each business case. In summary, the risks associated with the recommended option are financial, legal, operational and reputational.

9.    Staffing Matters and Urgency Committee is asked to:

        Note the expenditure associated with each proposal as detailed in the annexes.

Reason:       In order to provide an overview of expenditure.










Contact Details



Helen Whiting

Head of HR

Human Resources


Chief Officer Responsible for the report:

Ian Floyd

Chief Operating Officer





Report Approved








Specialist Implications Officer(s):

Wards Affected:  List wards or tick box to indicate all




For further information please contact the author of the report


Background Papers: None


Annex A – Confidential Business Case