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Exiting staff payments (FOI)

Exiting staff payments (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 25 August 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please could you provide a breakdown of the number of staff offered payouts when exiting States employment, year by year, from the beginning of 2017 to date? Please include the total value of the payout package for each member of staff, along with the basic salary of each member of staff at the point their employment ceased. If data protection rules preclude the breakdown of staff to specific individuals, please break them down into £10k salary bands. For each member of staff please include their job title and/or the department in which they were employed, as well as the reason for their departure.


The Government of Jersey does not comment on individual contractual matters as this would breach the privacy of the individuals. Article 25 (Personal Information) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) 2011 Law has therefore been applied to the questions posed by the request. It has been ascertained that the following information can be released without breaching the privacy of the affected individuals. 

Headcount​Mean Average payment​

​Salary Banding*
Total 2017 to
mid-August 2020​
£0 - £30K​7​
£30 - £40K​15​
£40 - £50K ​10​
£50 - £60K​7​
£60 - £70K​5​
£70 - £80K​6​
£80 - £100K​5​
£100 - £200K​5​

* Salary bands have been provided in bands to avoid the release of information for small groups.

Reasons for departure are detailed within each employees file. They can be broadly categorised as follows:
  • Compulsory Redundancy
  • Dismissal
  • Resignation including for health reasons, mutual agreement, prior to formal action etc.
  • Retirement
  • Unsuccessful Probation Period
  • Voluntary Early Retirement
  • Voluntary Redundancy
No further breakdown is possible without releasing the information of individuals.

Article applied

Article 25      Personal information

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.
(2)     Information is absolutely exempt information if –
(a)     it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and
(b)     its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.
(3)     In determining for the purposes of this Article whether the lawfulness principle in Article 8(1)(a) of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 would be contravened by the disclosure of information, paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 2 to that Law (legitimate interests) is to be read as if sub-paragraph (b) (which disapplies the provision where the controller is a public authority) were omitted.

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