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Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research: Pay

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was paid in bonuses to (a) directors, (b) senior managers, (c) specialist and delivery managers and (d) executive support and administration staff in the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research in each of the last five years. (280321)

The table provides the requested data. Figures for 2008-09 have not yet been finalised.

The CEFAS “performance related pay” (PRP) scheme has varied in recent years. It comprises a “corporate bonus” payable to all eligible staff as well as an “individual PRP” for a smaller proportion. The table shows percentage corporate and values of individual PRP estimated. The current scheme allows for:

A corporate bonus for all eligible staff of 2.2 per cent. of salary, explicitly linked to achievement of agreed agency targets

A corporate “growth” bonus for all eligible staff of up to 1.3 per cent. of salary self-funded and explicitly linked to generation of additional income from sources other than DEFRA.

An “individual PRP” paid at two levels, 4 per cent. or 8 per cent., for approximately 25 and 15 per cent. of staff respectively. This is assessed on the basis of achievement of personal objectives together with consideration of how these were delivered, the latter taking account of CEFAS values.

Bonus arrangements for four senior civil servants in CEFAS, including the chief executive, form part of wider DEFRA arrangements.

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

“Corporate bonus” (percentage)

1

3

5

5

Individual PRP (£):

Directors

22,780

9,860

19,512

20,860

Senior managers

5,680

3,180

2,833

2,447

Specialist and delivery managers

136,483

73,502

88,184

92,462

Executive support and admin.

42,442

28,639

29,196

21,624