Department of Health: Pay

Department of Health written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of (a) Departmental employees and (b) NHS staff are paid through trusts rather than through PAYE.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

All, that is 100%, of permanently employed Departmental staff are paid via the Department or an arm’s length body’s payroll and are subject to PAYE.

In respect of temporarily employed staff, all temporary staff are subject to a robust Departmental assurance process which ensures the appropriate tax is paid whether that be through the employing organisation in the case of secondments, the employing agency or the employing Professional services company in respect of contractors.

The Department does not collect information about the number of National Health Service staff paid through trusts rather than through PAYE. The mechanism for paying NHS staff is a matter for individual employers.

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