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Minister 'not surprised' at number of £100k golden handshakes

Some civil servant retirees re-employed in new role

The policy and reform minister says he's not surprised twenty government employees have received a so-called "golden handshake" of £100,000 or more in the last five years.

Chris Thomas was answering a question from MHK Jason Moorhouse, who had asked if a cap on any amount given could be considered.

Mr Thomas admits there are cases where a departing civil servant can be taken back on, in different role:

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