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Department for Education: Overtime

Department for Education written question – answered on 4th March 2016.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has paid to staff in overtime in each of the last 24 months.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The amount spent on overtime payments to Department for Education staff, for the period 1 February 2014 to 31 January 2016.

January 2016

£38,582

December 2015

£44,893

November 2015

£44,199

October 2015

£37,132

September 2015

£26,742

August 2015

£26,380

July 2015

£40,209

June 2015

£36,238

May 2015

£24,935

April 2015

£27,064

March 2015

£75,077

February 2015

£46,706

January 2015

£42,115

December 2014

£44,897

November 2014

£47,101

October 2014

£40,816

September 2014

£34,065

August 2014

£35,993

July 2014

£54,989

June 2014

£45,488

May 2014

£53,055

April 2014

£36,765

March 2014

£64,346

February 2014

£53,992

These figures are for the core Department and cover payments to employees and to contingent labour. Those provided for the period April 2015 to January 2016 are as yet unaudited.

All employees on Department for Education contracts from grades EA to SEO are entitled to overtime payments. Grades 7 and 6 are not entitled to overtime but can claim discretionary payments for exceptionally long hours.

Overtime costs are typically around 0.5% of the total monthly payroll.

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