Tower Hamlets council have spent more than £15m on redundancy pay for staff in the last two years, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Docklands and East London Advertiser reports: 

Cash-strapped Tower Hamlets Council spent almost £16million making staff redundant in the past two years – more than any other London borough.

Figures obtained from a request under the Freedom of Information Act show the soaring cost of remuneration packages for redundant workers.

The council is currently trying to make savings of around £100million over a four year period.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.