Freedom of information response

Relocation payments

Publication date: 
Friday 2 June 2023

This is an information request relating to relocation payments made to employees hired by the council

Please include the following information, for council staff only (i.e. not school staff) for the 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23 financial years:

•           How many relocation payments have been made, per financial year, to employees hired by the council

•           What was the value of each payment

•           What was the total amount paid per financial year

By “relocation payment” I mean a payment made above and beyond a salary for the purpose of paying for the expenses of moving, in cases where the employee did not, at the time of hiring, live within commuting distance of their place of work


The council has not made any relocation payments

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Request reference:
FOI 12770