Richard Benyon Written Questions

1 Questions to HM Treasury tabled by Richard Benyon

Date Title Questioner
11 Sep 2017, 3:33 p.m. Atomic Weapons Research Establishment: Conditions of Employment Richard Benyon


To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons employees of the management company running the Atomic Weapons Establishment are considered private sector employees for the purpose of pensions but public sector employees for the purpose of the exit payment cap.

Answer (Elizabeth Truss)

The exit payment cap will apply to organisations classified as within the public sector by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) with limited exceptions. As AWE [Atomic Weapons Establishment] Management Ltd is classified by the ONS as a public sector organisation it is within scope of the reforms.