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Departments: Pay

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 20 June 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which information is available; what proportion of the total workforce they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid has been; what the largest single payment was in each year; and if he will make a statement. (143119)

The figures for the Treasury for 2006-07 are set out in the following table. For the earlier years I refer to the answer I gave the hon. Member on 7 November 2006, Official Report, column 1039W. Bonuses are paid in two circumstances: performance bonuses are those linked to the annual staff appraisal system; special bonuses are those paid to recognise exceptional performance for specific contributions or pieces of work during the year or situations outside the normal expectations of the post.


Performance bonus (£000)


Special bonuses (£000)


Number of staff


Percentage of staff (based on headcount at end of each financial year)


Highest amount