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Government Equalities Office

Volume 712: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many bonuses were awarded to senior staff in the Government Equalities Office and in the non-departmental public bodies it sponsors in (a) 2007, and (b) 2008; what was the value of the ten highest bonuses; and what process was used to determine the level of bonuses. [HL4811]

Since its establishment on 12 October 2007 the Government Equalities Office has awarded four non-consolidated performance payments to its senior staff. The total cost of these payments was £30,000.

Payments

Amount Awarded

1

£10,500

2

£8,000

3

£6,000

4

£5,500

For the Senior Civil Service, departments and agencies are responsible for their own reward arrangements within a framework set centrally by Cabinet Office.

The Government Equalities Office sponsors the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The EHRC has not paid any senior staff bonuses since its inception in October 2007.