Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Pay

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was paid in (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses to officials of his Department in each of the last three years.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Universities and Science)

Non-consolidated performance related pay is paid to reward excellence, for example to recognise and incentivise those responsible for delivering high quality public services and savings to the taxpayer. These one-off payments are not pensionable. Since 2010-11 the Government has restricted awards for senior civil servants to the top 25% of performers (from 65% in previous years), saving around £15 million overall.

An element of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills overall pay award for staff below the Senior Civil Service (SCS) is allocated to non-consolidated, non-pensionable pay related to performance. There are two types of award: in-year awards and annual performance awards.

Performance awards for the SCS are part of the pay system across the whole Senior Civil Service, and are used to reward high performance sustained throughout the year.

Information in the table shows the cost of each of these type of awards in each of the last three years.

Year

Non-SCS End year Annual Performance Awards

Non-SCS In-Year Awards

SCS Annual Performance Awards

Total

2013

£1,540,773

£332,080

£577,925

£2,450,778

2014

£990,360

£492,228

£576,000

£2,058,588

2015

£1,288,474*

£605,608

£539,500

£2,433,582

* A few end year payments still to be made so this figure is the latest and may increase

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