No payout for Shaun Wright

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright

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Shaun Wright will not receive any severance payment after quitting his post as Police and Crime Commissioner, his office has confirmed.

But Mr Wright, who is 46, will be able to start accessing his Local Government pension benefits from the age of 55.

However, this will not be at any additional cost to the taxpayer beyond what Mr Wright has already accumulated in the scheme.

A spokeswoman for the Office of the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner said: “The former commissioner will not be receiving any severance payment.

“His Local Government Superannuation Scheme pension benefits become payable at the age of 65.

“Access to a reduced level of benefits is possible at age 55 and this would not result in any additional costs to any former employing authority.”

Mr Wright was paid £85,000 per year as PCC.

His office said he would not be doing any media interviews yesterday.

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