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Revenue and Customs: Pay

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what bonus payments were made to HM Revenue and Customs staff (a) at each grade and (b) in each Department in each of the last five financial years. (320659)

The information requested relating to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is provided in the table. Information for earlier years could be provided only at disproportionate cost, due to the work required to collate this. Data for 2009-10 have not yet been finalised.

Performance bonuses are based on performance in the previous year.

In 2007-08 bonus payments were made to top performers and good performers on the pay band range maximum, as they had received a lower consolidated pay award. In 2008-09 bonuses were paid only to top performers.

2007-082008-09

Total bonus paid (rounded to nearest £000)

Average bonus paid (£)

Total bonus paid (rounded to nearest £000)

Average bonus paid (£)

Admin Assistant

1,423,000

168

467,000

343

Admin Officer

4,500,000

211

1,736,000

416

Officer

4,764,000

325

2,421,000

555

Higher Officer

3,013,000

437

1,830,000

701

Senior Officer

1,603,000

582

1,096,000

872

Fast Stream

77,000

496

46,000

695

Grade 7

830,000

908

754,000

1,151

Grade 6

633,000

1,123

653,000

1,465

2007-082008-092009-10

Total bonus paid (rounded to nearest £000)

Average bonus paid (£)

Total bonus paid (rounded to nearest £000)

Average bonus paid (£)

Total bonus paid (rounded to nearest £000)

Average bonus paid (£)

AA

19,250

350

21,000

350

18,200

350

AO

24,500

350

28,000

350

21,700

350

EO

26,250

350

29,750

350

32,200

350

HEO

67,650

550

88,000

550

73,700

550

SEO

58,300

550

57,750

550

71,500

550

G7

25,500

750

29,250

750

39,000

750

G6

6,750

750

12,000

750

12,750

750

Senior Civil Service

49,000

6,943

98,000

9,820

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