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Northern Ireland Office: Bonuses

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 19 January 2010

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage increase in salaries and bonuses the staff in the Northern Ireland Office received in each year since 2000. [HL615]

All staff in the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) are paid in accordance with guidance issued by Cabinet Office/HM Treasury.

The following table sets out the salary and non-consolidated performance pay increases since 2000. It should be noted that the percentage figures listed in the table relate to the average increase in pay or non-consolidated performance payments across the NIO (rather than the increase awarded to each individual) in accordance with the terms of each year’s pay award.

Year

Grades A to D2 Pay

In Year Performance Payments

End of Year Performance Payments

Senior Civil Service Pay

Senior Civil Service Performance Payments

2000

4.5%

0.4%

n/a

4.8%

***

2001

4.8%

0.4%

n/a

4.7%

***

2002

5.5%

0.4%

n/a

6.0%

2.3%

2003

3.0%

0.4%

n/a

5.1%

3.8%

2004

*2.95%

0.4%

0.54%

3.5%

4.0%

2005

**4.65%

0.4%

0.54%

4.2%

5.0%

2006

3.6%

0.4%

0.54%

3.25%

6.5%

2007

3.6%

0.4%

0.54%

2.6%

7.6%

2008

3.54%

0.4%

0.54%

2.5%

8.6%

* In 2004, the pay award equated to 3.49%. However, 0.54% was used to fund the introduction of the end of year non-consolidated performance payment scheme.

** In 2005, the pay award equated to 4.65% over a 16 month period. This equated to 3.49% over 12 months.

*** Records indicate that SCS non-consolidated performance payments were introduced in 2001, effective from April 2002.