Redundancy payouts given to NHS managers are to be clawed back if workers get a new job in the health service.
The Treasury vowed to end the revolving door of highly-paid administrators handed golden goodbyes worth thousands of pounds before walking straight into another role.
Under new rules announced by the Treasury, the law will be changed so that anyone earning more than £100,000 who returns to the same part of public sector within 12 months of taking redundancy will have to return all or part of their pay-off.
It is expected the measure - which is included in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill currently going through Parliament - will mainly affect NHS and local government administrators.
The Treasury said that of the 19,000 NHS administrators made redundant between 2010 and 2013, almost 20% rejoined the NHS while 16% of local government chief executives who left by mutual agreement between 2007 and 2009 had been employed by another council within a year.
In March it emerged that almost 4,000 NHS staff given redundancy pay-offs as part of the coalition’s health shake-up had been rehired.
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