Freedom of information request response - 06208

FOI request

FOI ID number
Settlement Agreements

I am writing to obtain information about your organisation’s spending on settlement agreements in 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Please include the following information:

  • The total number of settlement agreements for each financial year.
  • The total costs associated for each settlement agreement in each financial year. This includes, but is not limited to, a payment of salary, payment in lieu of a notice period and payment of compensation for loss of office.

A settlement agreement is a legally binding agreement between an employer and employee used to set out terms and conditions under which a contract of employment is to be terminated. The purpose is for an employee to be given a compensation package, in exchange for giving up a statutory right to make a claim at an employment tribunal.

A settlement agreement is not any exit payment which includes a statutory right to make a claim at an employment tribunal.

In addition, please exclude any settlements agreed under a mutually agreed resignation/severance scheme.

Our response


2016/17 – 1 settlement agreement totalling £12,841.38

2017/18 – 0 agreements

2018/19 – 4 agreements with costs of 3 agreements totalling £57,864.90 and another agreement totalling  £66,342.35

Response date
23 July 2019