Iain Duncan Smith will get a severance pay of roughly £34,000 just for quitting the government frontbench as minister, research by Political Scrapbook has revealed.
His payout will be in sharp contrast to the fate of most ordinary workers, who get nothing if they abruptly quit their jobs.
The combined ministerial and parliamentary salary of a Cabinet minister is £135,527, which includes a parliamentary salary of £74,962.
Research by Political Scrapbook led to this document on Parliament.uk website states that cabinet mininster get a golden parachute of three months salary if they quit their post.
Here’s the relevant section (page 21)
At roughly £11,294 per month, that would mean IDS will get around £34,000 just for quitting as a minister. Lucky for some.
If IDS was treated like other Britons who relied on the DWP, he would get nothing.