Boris Johnson and Tory ministers entitled to total of more than £200,000 in severance pay for resigning

Opposition MPs urge outgoing Tory ministers to reject pay-offs

Jon Stone
Policy Correspondent
Friday 08 July 2022 11:08 BST
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Boris Johnson and his former ministers are being urged to reject up to quarter of a million pounds in redundancy pay set to be paid to them for resigning.

Under the Ministerial and Other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991, MPs leaving office are entitled to 25 per cent of their annual salaries in severance.

This benefit applies even if they voluntarily resign from the government, and even if they do so for political reasons – or leave government in disgrace.

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