Redundany Payment

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Dear Havering Borough Council,

Please provide the following information for each of the year 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and for cases approved for 2016-17
1) Number of employees made redundant broken down into compulsory and voluntary redundancies. Please also provide total amount of redundancy payouts - compulsory as well as discretionary.
2) for each compulsory redundancy, please provide the number of cases where the employee was eligible for payment of pension . For each of these cases, please provide following
A) Amount paid out as statutory redundancy payment
B) Amount paid out as discretionary redundancy payment
C) Age of the employee in bands of 5 years I.e 55-60, 60-65, 65-70, over 70.

3) For each voluntary redundancy, please provide the number of cases where the employee was eligible for payment of pension. For each of these cases, please provide following
A) Amount paid out as statutory redundancy payment
B) Amount paid out as discretionary redundancy payment
C) age of the employee in bands of 5 years I.e 50-55, 55-60, 60-65, 65-70, over 70.

4) Please provide following information for all cases of where the employee was eligible for EARLY payment of pension
A) Amount paid in statutory redundancy payment
B) Amount paid out in discretionary redundancy payment
C) Age of the employee in bands of 5 years i.e 55-60, 60-65, 65-70, over 70,
D) For each age band, please provide average ( median and mean) length of continuous service eligible for pension entitlement.
E) Total strain cost to the pension fund for early payment of pension due to redundancy. If possible please break down this figure into strain costs due to voluntary and compulsory redundancy.

5) Please provide the amount of redundancy (compulsory and discretionary) payments for cases where employee received a pension but there was no strain cost to the pension fund i.e employee was of pensionable age when made redundant.

If the information can not be provided within the statutory limits, please provide assistance in modifying the request. I look forward to receiving your reply within 20 working days. If you withhold any information, I expect you to provide justification by reference to specific exemptions.

Yours faithfully,

Sophie Wilson

Accessinfo, Havering Borough Council

Dear Ms Wilson

 

Acknowledgement of Information Request Ref: AIR11378A

 

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information received on 29^th
March 2016. Your email is being considered and you will receive a response
to your request as soon as possible. 

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows authorities 20 working days,
following date of receipt, in which to respond to requests.  You may be
aware the legislation defines a number of exemptions which may prevent
release of the information you have requested.  If any of the exemption
categories apply then the information will not be released. In these
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Yours sincerely

 

Ms Norman | Access to Information

Executive Support & Information

London Borough of Havering | Access to Information

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Accessinfo, Havering Borough Council

Dear Ms Wilson

 

Access to Information

 

I refer to your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  Your request has been considered and the
information held by HR & OD, oneSource is as follows:

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Question 1|Please provide the following information for each of the year|
| |2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and for cases approved for 2016-17 |
| | |
| |  |
| | |
| |1) Number  of employees made redundant broken down into |
| |compulsory and voluntary redundancies. Please also provide |
| |total amount of redundancy payouts - compulsory as well as |
| |discretionary. |
|----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |Total amount – Compulsory - 93,  Voluntary - 24 |
| | |
| |2015 – 2016  – Not yet finished |
| | |
| |2014 – 2015  – 030 Compulsory, 011 Voluntary |
| | |
| |2013 – 2014  – 063 Compulsory, 013 Voluntary |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

Questions 2,3,4&5 has been researched and I am unable to provide you with
the specific information you require. This is because the cost of locating
and retrieving the information exceeds the 'appropriate limit' as stated
in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations
2004. It is estimated that it would take in excess of 18 hours to comply
with your request.

 

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a Refusal Notice.

 

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Office of the Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow 

Cheshire 

SK9 5AF

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Yours sincerely

 

Ms Norman | Access to Information

Executive Support & Information

London Borough of Havering | Access to Information

Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BB

 

t 01708 432119 |

e [2][Havering Borough Council request email]  

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