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Civil Service: Bonuses

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th July 2013.

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Photo of Lord Morris of Aberavon Lord Morris of Aberavon Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether bonuses to civil servants and Government-sponsored organisations require the consent of HM Treasury; and, if so, in how many instances such bonuses have been agreed to or refused in the last three years.

Photo of Lord Deighton Lord Deighton The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

Since 1 April 2013, the Chief Secretary must sign-off on all bonus arrangements in central government over £17,500. Previously, the threshold had been £50,000.

Since May 2010, fourteen bonuses have been approved by the Chief Secretary and four have been rejected.

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