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Departmental Manpower

Volume 504: debated on Friday 29 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many layers of management reporting from the most senior to the most junior there are in his Department and each of its agencies; how many officials are employed in each such layer; and how much was spent on salaries and associated employment costs of staff at each such layer in the latest year for which information is available. (312825)

In the Department for Communities and Local Government uniform layers of management do not exist across the organisation. Instead, different arrangements are made by each area to meet its business needs. At present employees in pay range 3 and above can be responsible for line management.

The following table shows total employment costs for pay ranges 3 and above for 2008-09 although it should be noted that not all these employees will have line management responsibilities. Total employment costs include salaries, non-consolidated performance awards, employer's national insurance payments, overtime and employer's pension costs. The provision of total pay costs excluding non-line managers could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Pay range

Number of staff (headcount)

Total annual employment costs 2008-09 (£)

3 (EO)

333

10,596,359

4 (HEO)

533

19,559,166

5 (SEO)

326

12,010,745

6 (Grade 7)

497

24,829,182

7 (Grade 6)

127

7,709,854

Deputy Director

84

8,355,458

Director

22

3,173,623

Director General

6

1,383,829

Permanent Secretary

1

266,471