Minister who quit after 36 hours could be entitled to £17k severance payment 1 month ago

Minister who quit after 36 hours could be entitled to £17k severance payment

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Former education secretary Michelle Donelan could be in line for a bumper payout - despite only being in the job for 36 hours.

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Boris Johnson gave her the job as he desperately tried to prop up his government in response to a mass exodus of ministers.

However around 36 hours into her job, she announced her departure, writing that there is "no way" the Prime Minister can stay in post.

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Johnson has since signalled his intentions to resign - but Donelan’s short spell in office could tee her up for a tidy payout.

Ministers who leave office are granted a severance payment, which generally equals three months of their annual ministerial salary.

Based on current earnings, that equates to £16,876.25, according to Guido reports.

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