With the festive season upon us, employers will be treating their employees to parties of different shapes and sizes up and down the country. A reason to rejoice you might say? In most cases, yes, the Christmas party is a time of joviality and team bonding. However, for some employers the Christmas festivities can leave a headache which lingers well into the new year.
The Government has published its response to the consultation on reforms to public sector exit payments. Despite the fact that the overwhelming response to the consultation was opposed to the proposals, HM Treasury has confirmed that it intends to push ahead with the changes in any event and expects departments to start restructuring their exit terms immediately.