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Government Departments: Pay

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 6 April 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the policy of approving bonus payments of over £50,000 will apply to all staff. (323580)

The 2009 pre-Budget report announced a set of fundamental reforms to pay-setting for senior staff, as part of this, I will approve all bonus payments of over £50,000 where ministerial sign-off is needed. For public sector bodies where ministerial approval is not required, the Government expect all organisations making any bonus payments in excess of £50,000, to publicly justify this level to the relevant Secretary of State.