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Departmental Pay

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has allocated for staff bonuses in 2008-09. (252258)

The Department for Transport comprises a central Department plus seven executive agencies each with its own pay and reward system. Information regarding non-consolidated performance pay has been collected from the central Department and all seven agencies.

The Department has allocated £12,336,194 for non-consolidated performance payments to staff in 2008-09.

The total paybill for the Department for 2008-09 is £606,890,207. Non-consolidated performance payments represent 2.03 per cent. of the paybill.

Non-consolidated performance pay is funded within existing paybill controls and has to be re-earned each year against pre-determined targets. It is paid in respect of exceptional overall performance or exceptional performance on a specific task or at a specific time and, as such, does not add to future pay bill costs.