Public-sector exit payments become repayable

Implementation date: To be confirmed

Section 154 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 provides for regulations to be made to require the repayment of exit payments made to public sector workers.

The draft Repayment of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2016 provide that employees in the public sector with annual earnings of £80,000 or more must repay exit payments where they return to work in the public sector within one year of leaving.