The Liberal Democrats have called on Boris Johnson and other resigning ministers to forgo the over £420,000 of redundancy payments due to be handed out following the Prime Minister’s resignation.
Under the Ministerial and Other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991, those resigning from office are entitled to 25% of the annual salaries they were paid when holding that office.
Analysis by the Liberal Democrats shows that this will lead to a total bill to the taxpayer of £423,000.
This includes an expected taxpayer handout to Boris Johnson of £18,860.
Michelle Donelan, who spent just one full day in the role of Education Secretary, will be entitled to a redundancy payment of almost £17,000.
Commenting, Liberal Democrat Chief Whip Wendy Chamberlain MP said:
“Conservative MPs spent months defending Boris Johnson and failed to get rid of him when they had the chance.
“The public won’t forgive them for keeping him in place for so long.
“Now Conservative infighting and sheer incompetence has cost the taxpayer yet more money during this cost of living crisis.
“Conservative ministers who resigned should do the decent thing and pass up their payoffs for the good of the country.”
|Name||Position||Claimed Salary||Redundancy Payment|
|Boris Johnson||Prime Minister||£75,440||£18,860|
|Sajid Javid||Secretary of State||£67,505||£16,876|
|Simon Hart||Sec of State||£67,505||£16,876|
|Brandon Lewis||Sec of State||£67,505||£16,876|
|Michael Gove||Sec of State||£67,505||£16,876|
|Michelle Donelan||Sec of State||£67,505||£16,876|
|Victoria Adkins||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|Jo Churchill||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|Stuart Andrew||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|Kemi Badenoch||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|Alex Burghart||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|Julia Lopez||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|Neil O’Brien||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|Lee Rowley||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|Mims Davies||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|Rachel Maclean||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|Mike Freer||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|Ed Argar||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|Damian Hunds||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|Helen Whately||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|George Freeman||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|Guy Opperman||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|Chris Philp||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|James Cartlidge||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|Will Quince||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|Robin Walker||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|John Glen||Minister of State||£31,680||£7,920|
|Alex Chalk||Solicitor General||£57,962||£14,491|