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Back To Work Bonuses

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 15 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals have received back to work bonuses in each of the last three years; and at what cost to public funds. [108918]

[holding answer 11 April 2003]: Information on the cost of administering Back To Work Bonus is not available separately. Therefore, it is not possible to give the total cost to public funds of Back To Work Bonus. The available information is in the table.

Back To Work Bonus Payments
PeriodTotal number of payments1 (£thousand)Total amount paid2

(£million)
April 2000–March 200139,00013
April 2001–March 200235,00015
April 2002–March 200329,0001135.000
1 Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand2 Figures are rounded to the nearest million.Source:DWP benefit computer systems