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Child Benefit Agency: Pay

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much staff at the Child Benefit Agency were paid in bonuses in the last 12 month period for which figures are available. (168943)

[holding answer 27 November 2007]: The Child Benefit Office employs around 1,200 people. The director of Child Benefit Operations recognises exceptional performance—including examples of excellent customer service—through a recognition bonus scheme.

The total value of bonus payments made to Child Benefit Office staff from December 2006 to November 2007 inclusive was £17,175.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the 10 largest bonus payments made to Child Benefits Agency staff were in the last 12 months for which figures are available. (168944)

[holding answer 27 November 2007]: The 10 largest recognition bonus scheme payments made to Child Benefit Office staff from December 2006 to November 2007 were as follows:

Number of bonus payments

Value of bonus (£)

1

1,000

1

500

2

300

1

275

5

250