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Almost £250,000 in payouts to departing civil servants

Eighty employees have left government workforce since 10 May

Almost quarter of a million pounds has been paid to civil servants who've retired, resigned or been dismissed in the last two months.

Figures published by the chief minister show 80 staff members have departed government, since 10 May, with payouts totalling £223,781.

The 80 individuals had a combined salary of £3.3m.

Thirty -one are below retirement age but are now entitled to draw a public service pension.

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