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NHS: Redundancy Pay

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 146530, tabled on 24 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of total NHS redundancy payments for the last year.

Answered on

11 April 2022

The total value of the redundancy payments incurred by National Health Service in 2020/21 is £27.4 million.

The following table shows these costs by voluntary and compulsory redundancies in 2020/21 by the NHS England group and Consolidated Provider Account group. The NHS England group comprises of clinical commissioning groups and NHS England. The Consolidated Provider Accounts group includes NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts.


Voluntary redundancies including early retirement contractual costs £ million

Value of compulsory redundancies £ million

NHS England group



Consolidated Provider Account group




These values do not include mutually agreed resignations contractual costs, early retirements in the efficiency of the service contractual costs and contractual payments in lieu of notice. Exit payments following employment tribunals or court orders and non-contractual payments requiring HM Treasury approval.