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Special Advisers

Volume 548: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2012

Listed below are the names of the special advisers in post at 17 July 2012, including each special adviser’s pay band, and actual salary where this is £58,200 or higher, together with details of the special advisers’ pay ranges for 2012-13.

The paybill for the period 2011-12 was £6.2 million1. This compares to £6.8 million for the period 2009-10 (excluding severance payments made at the general election to special advisers in the last Administration).

Appointing Minister

Special Adviser in Post

Payband

Salary if £58,200 or higher (£)

The Prime Minister

Andrew Cooper

Within scheme ceiling

140,000

Craig Oliver

Within scheme ceiling

140,000

Edward Llewellyn

Within scheme ceiling

125,000

Kate Fall

PB4

100,000

Julian Glover

PB3

83,000

Gabby Bertin

PB3

80,000

Liz Sugg

PB3

80,000

Patrick Rock

PB3

78,000

Andrew Dunlop

PB3

74,000

Rohan Silva

PB2

69,266

Ameet Gill

PB2

67,000

Michael Salter

PB2

65,000

Ramsay Jones

PB2

65,000

Claire Foges

PB2

63,000

Alan Sendorek

PB2

60,000

Shaun Bailey

PB2

60,000

Laura Trott

PB2

60,000

Isabel Spearman (p/t)

PB2

Alex Dawson

PB1

Deputy Prime Minister

Jonny Gates

PB4

98,500

Neil Sherlock

PB3

80,000

Joanne Foster

PB2

65,000

James McGrory

PB1

No. 10 Advisers

Julian Astle2

PB3

80,000

Oily Grender3

PB3

80,000

Sean Kemp

PB2

60,000

Tim Colbourne

PB1

Departmental Advisers

Bridget Harris4

PB2

69,266

Veena Hudson5

PB2

65,000

John Foster6

PB1

Matt Sanders7

PB1

Veridity Harding8

Minica Allen9

First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Arminka Helic

PB3

70,000

Chloe Dalton

PB2

64,500

Denzil Davidson

PB2

Chancellor of the Exchequer10

Ramesh Chhabra

PB2

60,000

Poppy Mitchell-Rose

PB1

Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

David Hass

PB2

69,266

Kathryn Laing

PB1

Secretary of State for the Home Department and Minister for Women and Equality

Fiona Cunningham

PB2

65,000

Nick Timothy

PB2

65,000

Secretary of State for Defence

Hayden Allan

PB2

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Emily Walch

PB2

60,000

Giles Wilkes

PB1

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Philippa Stroud

PB2

69,250

Lisa Hunter

PB1

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Chris Nicholson

PB3

80,000

Katie Waring

PB2

Secretary of State for Health

Bill Morgan

PB3

76,000

Paul Stephenson

PB3

68,000

Secretary of State for Education

Dominic Cummings

PB2

69,266

Henry de Zoete

PB2

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Giles Kenningham

PB2

64,500

Sheridan Westlake

PB2

64,500

Secretary of State for Transport

Graham Hook

PB2

65,000

Victoria Crawfod

PB2

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Amy Fisher

PB2

60,000

Simon Cawte

PB2

Secretary of State for International Development

Philipa Buckley

PB1

Richard Parr

PB1

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Jonathan Caine

PB2

69,266

Secretary of State for Scotland

Euan Roddin

PB2

60,000

Secretary of State for Wales

Richard Hazlewood

PB2

Secretary of State for Culture, Media, the Olympics and Sport

Sue Beeby

PB2

Guy Levin

PB1

Chief Secretary

Julia Goldsworthy

PB3

74,000

Will de Peyer

PB3

63,000

Minister without Portfolio

Naweed Khan

PB0

Leader of the House of Lords, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

James Marshall

PB2

Elizabeth Plummer

PB1

Flora Coleman

PB0

Minister for the Cabinet Office, Paymaster General

Henry Newman

PB2

Simone Finn (p/t)

PB2

Minister of State, Cabinet Office

Martha Varney

PB1

Minister of State (Universities and Science), BIS

Nick Hillman

PB2

Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal

Robert Riddell

PB2

Chief Whip (Commons)

Ben Williams

PB2

68,000

Chris White

PB2

1Includes salary, severance pay and pension contributions.

2Maternity leave cover for Polly Mackenzie.

3Maternity leave cover for Lena Pietsch.

4Covering work in the House of Lords.

5Covering work in the Department for Communities and Local Government, Department for Transport and the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

6Covering work in the Department of Health and Department for Work and Pensions.

7Covering work in the Cabinet Office, Department for Education and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

8Covering work in the Home Office and Ministry of Justice.

9Covering work in the Ministry of Defence, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development.

10In addition, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has appointed Rupert Harrison (PB3, £80,000), and Eleanor Shawcross (PB2) to the Council of Economic Advisers.

Special Adviser Pay Bands for 2012-13

The pay bands and pay ranges for special advisers for 2012-13 are as follows:

Scheme Ceiling £142,668

Pay Band 4 £88,966 - £106,864

Pay Band 3 and Premium £66,512 - £103,263

Pay Band 2 £52,215 - £69,266

Pay Band 1 £40,3 52 - £54,121

Pay Band 0 up to £40,352