A Severance Policy for Scotland

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The Scottish Government has published a consultation paper on a new severance policy for Scotland.

It follows plans by the UK Government to cap exit payments and claw back  payments when staff are reemployed in the public sector. They are also planning to limit severance provisions.

The Scottish Government has the power to introduce similar provisions, but is under no obligation to do so. They have outlined four options. This briefing seeks views from branches and service groups on these options.