The estimated spend on accountants by the Department for Work and Pensions for each year since 2010 is as follows:
|Estimated spend (£ million)||Number of accountants|
|31 March 2010||20.2||309|
|31 March 2011||20.9||343|
|31 March 2012||17.9||301|
|31 March 2013||19.0||311|
The figures relate to the number of qualified accountants directly employed by the Department and paid against an accountancy pay scale (grades HEO to grade 6 excluding the senior civil service).
The estimated spend is the cost to the Department comprising actual base salary inclusive of superannuation and employer's national insurance contributions. The figures are based on information as at
Accountants are 0.7% of the pay bill and 0.3% of staff in post.