Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority paid its staff in (a) performance-related payments and (b) other payments, allowances and benefits in addition to their core salary in each of the last four years; how many and what proportion of officials working for that body received such payments; and what the monetary value of the 20 largest such payments made in each such year was.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Portsmouth, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

It is essential that the NDA can recruit and retain the best people necessary to carry out its mission to decommission and clean-up the nuclear legacy and in order to do so it has to offer competitive packages, including as appropriate performance bonuses and allowances. Remuneration is benchmarked against industry comparators and is set to recruit and retain high calibre staff, including with specialist skills. The Energy Act 2004 provides that the terms and conditions of the senior executives of the NDA are to be determined by the non-executives. Pay for NDA staff is covered by pay remits. There is no other formal role for the Government either in setting or approving salaries and bonuses

Details of the how much the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority paid its staff in (a) performance-related payments and (b) other payments, allowances and benefits in addition to their core salary in each of the last four years, together with the number and proportion of staff receiving such payments, and the monetary value of the 20 largest payments, is set out in the following tables:

Financial Year

Total Performance Related Payments

Number receiving Performance related Payments

Percentage receiving Performance Related Payments

Total Value of largest 20 payments

2010/11

£4,062,910

294

82.8%

£706,275

2011/12

£3,381,939

270

92.2%

£881,312

2012/13

£3,230,110

286

89.7%

£799,083

2013/14

£3,099,810

295

91.3%

£741,560

Note: the information above includes the NDA Chief Executive and Executive Directors

Financial Year

Other payments, allowances and benefits paid

Number receiving other payments, allowances and benefits

Percentage receiving other payments, allowances and benefits

Total Value of largest 20 payments

2010/11

£1,142,036

180

50.7%

£375,239

2011/12

£1,058,707

153

52.2%

£397,604

2012/13

£962,723

146

45.8%

£326,905

2013/14

£949,295

149

46.1%

£362,542

Note: the information above includes the NDA Chief Executive and Executive Directors

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