I suspect the true answer to my question is considerably higher than the answer they provided. I wonder why they left some categories out when I asked for the total?
The Department of Health and Social Care has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (146530):
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. (146530)
Tabled on: 24 March 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.
|Entity||Voluntary redundancies including early retirement contractual costs £ million||Value of compulsory redundancies £ million|
|NHS England group||2.5||6.1|
|Consolidated Provider Account group||2.8||16.0|
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.
The answer was submitted on 11 Apr 2022 at 10:40.