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Christmas bonus expenditure for the last five years is shown in the following table.
The amounts shown exclude the cost of administrating the Christmas bonus payment as this information is not available; the table only shows the actual money paid to customers.
|Notes: 1. Christmas bonus was increased to £70 in 2008-09, for one year only; in all other years it was £10. 2. The majority of Christmas bonus payments are made with a qualifying benefit and, as such, it is not possible to disaggregate the administration cost. However, these costs are minimal as the significant majority of payments are automated. Source: DWP statistical and accounting data.|