Wales Office: Pay

Wales Office 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 Wales, 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 Alun Cairns Alun Cairns Government Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

The total amount of (a) end year bonuses paid in each of the last three years, which relates to staff individual performance in the previous financial year, is shown below:

Year

Total Amount Paid in Bonuses (£)*

2013

19,400

2014

2,100

2015

2,400

*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.

(b) No in-year bonuses were paid in the period.

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