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Remploy: Incentives

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Labour, Bridgend

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) what the amounts were of the five largest bonuses paid to Remploy employees in each year since 2005;

(2) how much was awarded in bonuses to Remploy employees in each year since 2005.

Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The bonus scheme for the 2009-10 performance year and the previous five years was agreed between Remploy and the previous Administration. This Government believe all Departments, including non-departmental public bodies, need to show restraint in the current economic climate and that bonus payments need to better reflect the financial situation, the Government and the NDPB concerned. The Department, therefore, requested that Remploy apply the Government's bonus cap. A recent employment tribunal found that the previous administration's remuneration settlement in respect of commission payments had to be paid for contractual reasons.

I have instructed Remploy to review their bonus scheme and ensure pay restraint is applied in future years.

The five largest bonuses paid to Remploy employees for performance in each year since 2005 is shown in the following table.

1 2 3 4 5
2005-06 13,283 15,123 15,598 17,604 18,765
2006-07 19,250 19,600 21,302 25,100 25,522
2007-08 21,994 23,288 24,892 31,375 39,067
2008-09 12,000 12,432 12,500 15,000 24,892
2009-10 20,300 26,100 29,500 30,800 35,700

Bonuses awarded to Remploy employees in each year since 2005 are presented in the following table:

2005-06 940,000
2006-07 1,724,000
2007-08 1,788,000
2008-09 682,000
2009-10 1,705,000

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