North Somerset Council payouts revealed
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More than £200,000 has been spent by North Somerset Council on redundancy payments in 18 months.
The authority has paid out £261,101.88 in 12 compromise agreements since April 2016.
Compromise agreements can include confidentiality clauses and usually relate to situations where an employee leaves following redundancy or a workplace issue.
Figures show last year, pay-offs went up by more than 80 per cent on the 2016 totals. The majority of settlements – around £203,000 – related to redundancies.
In 2016-17 the council paid £28,496 in settlement agreements, but it increased to £147,605.88 last year.
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Since April, the authority has paid out a total of £85,000.
A North Somerset Council spokesman said: “We follow the ACAS code of practice in relation to these settlement agreements.
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“We have very good employee relationships and as the figures in the Freedom of Information response show, the vast majority of payments relate to when someone is made redundant.”