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