There have been lots of questions around the Special Voluntary Severance Scheme. With any severance operation it’s entirely natural that members will have questions. TSSA is not responsible for the SVSS but we are here to help where we can and provide representation and support for members.

In the Q&A document below you will find a selection of questions that have come to TSSA reps and organisers during the SVSS period, including during the Teams Live briefing events held by TSSA in October. We have given the best answers and guidance available to us and where we are qualified to give such advice. We strongly advise members to get independent financial advice before making a final decision about taking severance. 





Q&A document for the Special Voluntary Severance Scheme, October 2021

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