Six-figure redundancy payouts for Cabe staff
Former director of resources tops list with £224,000 golden handshake
Senior Cabe staff were paid six-figure redundancy payouts when the quango was shut down, it has emerged.
The organisation’s director of resources, Charlotte Cane, received £224,000 when she left her post.
Matt Bell, the director of campaigns and education, was handed a £111,000 payout.
Cabe closed down with 76 people receiving redundancy payouts costing £2.7million.
The sums were published by the Daily Telegraph which said the so-called bonfire of the quangos, ordered by the coalition when it took power, had cost the taxpayer almost £1 billion so far in “golden handshakes”.
Some 20,000 civil servants have lost their jobs in the austerity drive, but the Office for Budget Responsibility is predicting more than 600,000 could ultimately go, landing the taxpayer with a £20 billion bill.
The figures revealed that the average redundancy payout given to former quango workers was £40,000 – four times that of the private sector.
But dozens of staff were paid six-figures sums. As well as Bell and Cane at Cabe, the dossier produced by the Telegraph showed that Gill Taylor, director for skills and knowledge at the Homes and Communities Agency, was paid £199,000.