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