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Ex-Border Force chief granted £225k compensation

Ex-Border Force chief granted £225k compensation

The ex-chief of the UK Border Force has been awarded a six-figure sum of compensation on the grounds of constructive dismissal.

Brodie Clark took the government department to an employment tribunal after accusing home secretary Theresa May of undermining his authority for the "political convenience" of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance.

Mr Clark was suspended from his role - which paid a salary of £135,000 annually - in November last year amid a disagreement over the proposed relaxation of security checks on passengers.

His damages settlement was agreed in March this year, but neither side disclosed the sum he had received.

However, the UK Border Agency's annual accounts have now revealed that he was granted £225,000 "without an admission of liability or wrongdoing from either side".

In addition, his pension fund is worth some £1.47 million, which he will receive in annual instalments of £60,000-£65,000, on top of a lump sum of £195,000.

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Posted by Francesca Witney