Department of Health: Pay

Department of Health 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 Health, 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 Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Non-consolidated performance related pay is only 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.

To date in 2015-16, the Department has spent £868,410 on ‘year-end’ non- consolidated performance pay awards and £155,549 on ‘in-year ‘non-consolidated performance pay awards to its officials.

The table below shows the Department’s expenditure on non-consolidated performance related payments for the last three complete financial years.

Financial Year

In-Year Award

*End Year Award

2014-15

£254,524

£843,001

2013-14

£202,000

£796,357

2012-13

£252,115

£902,741

*End-year non-consolidated performance related payments paid in each of the financial year relates to performance in the previous year.

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