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Information relating to staff overtime and exit packages: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

FOI Reference: FOI/202200326339
Date received: 24 October 2022
Date responded: 15 November 2022

Information requested

Request for information 1: How much has Social Security Scotland spent on staff overtime from September 2018 to date.

Request for information 2: How much has Social Security Scotland spent on exit packages from September 2018 to date.


Request for information 1:

Under Section 25 of FOISA we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. The information requested is published in our Annual Report each year:





The overtime information is contained within a table labelled “Staff costs” within the “Financial Reports” section of each report. Information on exit packages is contained within the section titled “Staff and Remuneration”.

For the current financial year from 1 April 2022 to 31 August 2022 the amount spent on overtime was £0.031million. Please note the figures from 1 April 2022 to 31 August 2022 are unaudited and are therefore subject to change, and the total figure for the financial year 2022-23 will change as more information becomes available.

Request for information 2:

This information can also be found in our Annual Report, however we can confirm that as at 31 August 2022, there have been no exit packages to disclose since September 2018.

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