Department for Work and Pensions: Pay

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd November 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, 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 Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

In line with Civil Service pay guidance, DWP rewards employees for their performance through either end of year non-consolidated payments and/or in-year payments. In year payments are limited to 0.23% of the total DWP paybill.

Employees who have attained agreed performance levels as part of their performance review may receive an end of year non-consolidated payment based on their grade and end of year performance marking. End of year payments are limited to 1.9% of the total DWP paybill

At the end of the 2012-13 performance year DWP employed 104,864 staff

(a) End of year non-consolidated payments

£44,758,579 paid to staff in delegated and SCS grades

(b) In-year voucher or cash payments

£6,515,427 paid to staff in delegated grades (SCS grades not eligible)

At the end of the 2013-14 performance year DWP employed 95,923 staff

(a) End of year non-consolidated payments

£41,488,229 paid to staff in delegated and SCS grades

(b) In-year voucher or cash payments

£5,030,126 paid to staff in delegated grades (SCS grades not eligible)

At the end of the 2014-15 performance year DWP employed 90,018 staff

(a) End of year non-consolidated payments

£38,141,345 paid to staff in delegated and SCS grades

(b) In-year voucher or cash payments

£3,991,001 paid to staff in delegated grades (SCS grades not eligible)

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