MHCLG consultation on special severance payments

Publication date: 23/07/2021 15:28:29

The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published a consultation on New best Value statutory guidance covering special severance payments for local authorities in England.

You can find the draft statutory guidance and covering letter from MHCLG on the Scheme consultations page of

The consultation will close on 13 August 2021.

MHCLG is interested in feedback from all interested parties. They are keen to receive responses from the bodies listed in the Annex to the covering letter therefore please check whether your organisation is covered in this annex. This list includes public sector scheme employers and will not apply to Scottish or Welsh employers.

You may wish to read The Local Government Association’s initial comments on this guidance before giving feedback. The LGA also welcomes any feedback on these initial comments to the draft guidance which can be sent to by 12pm on 4 August 2021 to allow them to finalise their response before the deadline of 13 August 2021.