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Departmental Pay

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 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 work force they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement. (300285)

The following table shows the number of ‘end of year’ performance payments that have been paid to staff in CLG over the last five years.

The Department also operates a scheme for all staff below the senior civil service under which individuals or teams may receive a small non-consolidated award in recognition of an outstanding contribution over a limited period. The maximum payment made under these arrangements is £600. Records are only available for the three years to 31 March 2006 and are shown in the following table.

Table showing details of end-year non-consolidated payments made to staff in Communities and Local Government in each of the last five years

No. of senior civil servants (SCS) who received non- consolidated performance payments

No. of staff below SCS who received non- consolidated performance payments

Amount of non- consolidated performance payments made to SCS (£)

Amount of non- consolidated performance payments made to staff below SCS (£)

Total cost (£)

Total work-force (Percentage)

Largest bonus paid (£)

2009-10

102

1

751,150

1

12,500

2008-09

102

570

856,392

428,157

1,284,549

31

20,500

2007-08

104

391

686,000

332,350

1,018,350

22

16,270

2006-07

83

478

570,000

268,250

838,250

24

12,500

2005-06

86

503

426,000

170,000

596,000

25

9,500

1 Information not yet available.

Table showing in-year non-consolidated awards made to CLG staff below the senior civil service

2005-06

2004-05

2003-04

Number of in-year performance non-consolidated performance awards

301

400

356

Total costs (£)

105,000

116,000

116,000

Largest payment paid (£)

600

600

600