Voluntary Redundancy payouts

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Dear Lancashire County Council,

Please could you inform me how many staff were severed using voluntary redundancy in the current climate of spending cuts, and how much the voluntary redundancy payouts cost/ will cost Lancashire County Council?

Yours faithfully,

katie Heap

Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

Dear Ms. Heap,

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

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which you request the disclosure of information under the provisions of
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Laura Southwell

Freedom of Information | Access to Information Team

Lancashire County Council, PO Box 78,

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Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

Dear Ms Heap

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

I refer to your request for information made under the provisions of the
above Act. After having made enquiries with the relevant Departments, I am
now in a position to provide you with a response.

Please could you inform me how many staff were severed using voluntary
redundancy in the current climate of spending cuts, and how much the
voluntary redundancy payouts cost/ will cost Lancashire County Council?

The County Council must make savings of £179.1m over the three
financial years 2011/12 to 2013/14, equivalent to a 25% reduction in its
budget (excluding schools).

Since the 1^st April 2010, in terms of non school employees, 1111 staff
have taken voluntary redundancy at a cost of £28.017m. However, the
saving that the County Council will make is £26.268m, meaning that the
voluntary redundancy cost will be paid back in 1.067 years.

Since the 1^st April 2010, in relation to school employees, 139 school
staff have taken voluntary redundancy at a cost of £0.830m. However,
the saving that the schools will make is £1.312m, meaning that the
voluntary redundancy cost will be paid back in less than a year - 0.63
years.

I trust the above is useful.

Your request will now be closed as of this date.

Yours sincerely,

Miss P. Burman

Access to Information Officer

Lancashire County Council

PO Box 78

County Hall

Preston

PR1 8XJ

Tel: (01772) 530282

Fax: (01772) 530949

Email: [1][Lancashire County Council request email]

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