A former aide who was frogmarched out of Downing Street on Dominic Cummings ’ orders has received a payout from the government
Sonia Khan had been a high profile Tory advisor working for two Chancellors of the Exchequer.
Ms Khan had launched a claim for unfair dismissal and of discrimination - which has an uncapped level of compensations.
The settlement means Mr Cummings - who is now expected to be out of Downing Street himself by the new year - no longer faces the prospect of giving evidence at an employment tribunal next month after he was named as a respondent in Ms Khan’s case.
The adviser to then-Chancellor Sajid Javid was walked out of Downing Street by armed police last August.
At the time is was claimed Mr Cummings dismissed Ms Khan had misled him over her contact with Mr Hammond, her former boss.
She denied any wrongdoing – while Mr Javid was not even consulted.
The episode was also the first clash between Mr Javid and the controversial chief adviser, which culminated in the Chancellor’s resignation.
In a statement issued by the FDA civil service union, she said: “Following 14 months of negotiation, I have today reached a settlement with the Treasury, my former employer, and as a result I am no longer pursuing my employment tribunal claim which was due to be heard in London in December.
“I would like to thank the FDA who have supported this action and were instrumental in finding a settlement, alongside their legal advisers Slater and Gordon.
“I would also like to thank the Metropolitan Police Service for their support during intense scrutiny and pressure for myself and my family, and my current employer, Cicero/AMO, for their wholehearted backing in the last year.
“Having reached a settlement of these issues I am now moving on with my life and career. I have a fulfilling job as a consultant, I maintain great affection for the Conservative Party and remain a committed Conservative. The party took me under its wing when I was a teen and I feel hugely privileged to have served as a special adviser under the last two prime ministers.”
According to Politico, Ms Khan is set to receive compensation in the region of 'five figures' from the Government.