Details of details resettlement grants for Northern Ireland MPs following the 2019 General Election

Request

Could you please provide me with details of the amounts paid in resettlement grants/payments to each Northern Ireland MP who ceased to be an MP in the 2019 general election?


Response

I can confirm that we do hold information relevant to your request which relates to MPs who lose their seats following an election. All MPs receive a Winding-Up Payment to assist them with completing any outstanding parliamentary work and closing down their offices. The Winding Up Budget is a standard amount for all departing MPs dependant only on whether they are based in London or not and is the equivalent of two months salary. The current budget for departing MPs can be found at https://www.theipsa.org.uk/general-election/departing-mps/ under Useful Documents, Departing MP Budget Summary 2019-20. 

In addition, if an MP as two years service or more, they are entitled to Loss of Office Payment which is equal to twice their statutory redundancy allowance. 

More information about the payments made to departing MPs can found on the web page mentioned above. 

The information you have requested is subject to a Refusal Notice under section 21 of FOIA as it is available from our website.

Ref:
RFI-202003-5
Disclosure:
May 19, 2020
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