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High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL1082, tabled on 19 July 2017

Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to seek the return of £1.76 million in unauthorised redundancy payments to HS2 executives, as detailed in the National Audit Office's report into its 2016–17 accounts.

Answered on

27 July 2017

HS2 Ltd have a legal obligation to honour the redundancy payments made to individuals who were employed and will not be seeking their recovery.

HS2 Ltd will manage these payments within their existing budgets and as such the Department for Transport will not be providing any additional funds to cover these costs.

HS2 Ltd are putting in place controls to ensure that this does not happen again and are working to implement the recommendations of the NAO in full.