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Civil Service: Bonuses

Volume 704: debated on Tuesday 14 October 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the payment of bonuses to civil servants was agreed with the appropriate trade unions; which those unions were; and when the agreement was reached. [HL5125]

For staff below the senior Civil Service (SCS), departments have delegated authority to determine pay and conditions arrangements that best meet their own business needs. Under these delegated arrangements, departments and agencies are responsible for negotiating their own reward arrangements with their own departmental trade unions. Reward arrangements for the SCS are managed centrally by the Cabinet Office and are based on recommendations to the Government made by the Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB). The FDA, which represents senior civil servants, submits its own evidence to the SSRB.