For interest: HM Treasury is consulting on reforms to public sector exit payments. https://www.gov.uk/government/consu...ation-on-limiting-public-sector-exit-payments The proposals include: Set a maximum tariff for calculating exit payments at three weeks' pay per year of service. Cap the maximum number of months' salary that can be used when calculating redundancy payments up to 15 months. Set a maximum salary for the calculation of exit payments. Taper the amount of lump sum compensation an individual is entitled to receive as they get close to the normal pension age or target retirement age of the pension scheme to which they belong, or could belong, in that employment. Reduce the cost of employer-funded pension top up payments, such as limiting the amount of employer funded top ups for early retirement, or removing access to them and/or increasing the minimum age at which an employee is able to receive an employer funded pension top up.