By Ron Howells • 27 June 2021 • 13:04
'Disgraced' Matt Hancock In Line For £16,000 Severance Payout After Resigning, image: Wikicommons
‘Disgraced’ Matt Hancock In Line For £16,000 Severance Payout After Resigning.
FORMER Health Secretary Matt Hancock could get a £16,000 – €18.600 payout after offering his resignation to Boris Johnson when pictures of him in a passionate clinch with an aide surfaced for the whole world to see.
The married politician, 42, said ‘people who make these rules have got to stick by them’ on Saturday, June 26, after being filmed breaking the social distancing rules he set himself with Gina Coladangelo.
Ministers under 65 years old who leave their office – whether they are sacked or step down – are eligible to a quarter of their annual ministerial salary, according to the 1991 Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act.
The current salary for a Secretary of State in the UK is £67,505 – €78,490, meaning Mr Hancock could be in line for a £16,876 – €19,622 payday, although it remains unknown if he will accept it.
The mistress, Gina Coladangelo, now comes under the spotlight
Labour has called for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to release all documents relating to the recruitment of Gina Coladangelo to a £15,000 – €17,441-a-year position after her tryst with Matt Hancock was made public on Friday.
The now former health secretary, who resigned on Saturday evening, June 26, met married aide Mrs Coladangelo when the pair studied together at Oxford University. She was initially taken on as an unpaid adviser in the DHSC on a six-month contract last year, before being appointed as a non-executive director at the department.
Matt Hancock should have been sacked for lying, says Dominic Cummings.
Dominic Cummings has said he called for Matt Hancock to be sacked “almost every day” due to alleged “criminal” behaviour but claimed Boris Johnson was advised to retain the health secretary because “he’s the person you fire when an inquiry comes along”.
The prime minister’s former top adviser levelled incendiary allegations at the health secretary, including that he held back tests and lied to the public and fellow ministers. No 10 said the prime minister retained “full confidence” in Hancock.
Thank you for taking the time to read this article, please remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don’t already have one. Review our
Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.