Guidance

Civil Service settlement agreements, special severance payments and confidentiality clauses

Cabinet Office guidance explaining the principles and process to be followed when considering the use of settlement agreements when terminating employment.

Documents

Cabinet Office guidance on settlement agreements, special severance payments and confidentiality clauses on termination of employment

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Cabinet Office data capture pro forma for special severance payments

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Confidentiality clauses: application for approval from Minister to the Cabinet Office

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Details

This guidance covers the use of settlement agreements (formerly known as compromise agreements) to terminate employment and the associated use of confidentiality clauses and special severance payments.

This guidance applies to all Civil Service organisations and their Arms Length Bodies (ALBs), and includes all cases where public money is being spent on civil servants or non-civil employed by government departments or ALBS.

Published 15 January 2015
Last updated 17 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated version of data capture pro forma for special severance payments published
  2. First published.