Figures obtained by The Press under the Freedom Of Information Act show a total of £1,501,734.80 has been paid out in redundancy in the last five years, an average of £300,346.96 each year, or £822 a day.

Though averaging at £8,581.34 per redundancy, the 175 payments actually range from zero to more than £40,000.

Reported by the York Press. You can read the full story here. 

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