The Scottish Government prepares an annual report on the use of ‘settlement agreements’ by the Scottish Government and public bodies; NHSScotland; and, further education colleges.
The committee asked the Scottish Government a number of questions about the April 2015 – March 2016 report. The Scottish Government's response is below:
The production of these reports can be traced back to the session 4 audit committee’s consideration of a report by the Auditor General entitled ‘Managing early departures from the Scottish public sector’. Further information on the committee’s work is available here.
On a related note, the Committee recently wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitution about the Scottish Government’s severance policy for Scotland:
The Cabinet Secretary’s reply, which is contained within a wider letter about governance – is available below:
The reply notes that settlement agreements are a “subset of severance arrangements”.
The Committee took evidence from the Scottish Government. Please read the Official Report 21 December 2017.
Letter to Convener from Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, 21 June 2019 (381KB pdf)
Scottish Government Annual Report on the Use of Settlement Agreements April 2018 - March 2019 (574KB pdf)
Scottish Government Annual Report on the Use of Settlement Agreements April 2019 - March 2020 (432KB pdf)