New Best Value Statutory Guidance: Special Severance Payments

ASCL response to government consultation on new Best Value Staturoy Guidance: Special Severance Payments.
Although ASCL is not included in the list of bodies directly consulted on this guidance,  we have members who may be affected by it so feel it is important to submit a response on their behalf.

Before commenting on the draft guidance, we feel we must state our objection to some of the language used in the consultation document and the draft guidance. It seems, in places, to provide guidance for a cost saving exercise rather than a Best Value guidance to statutory payments.

Full response to consultation