Railways: Pay and Incentives

Department for Transport written question – answered on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of Julie Cooper Julie Cooper Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care) (Community Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what input his Department has on performance related pay and bonuses for senior staff at (a) network rail, (b) Govia Thameslink Railway and (c) Arriva Rail North.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (Department for Transport), Minister of State (London)

Under the terms of the Framework Agreement between the Department for Transport and Network Rail, the Remuneration Policy for the reward and incentivisation of Executive Directors is subject to approval by the Secretary of State for Transport. Network Rail uses a Balanced Scorecard approach for its Management Incentive Plan. The Scorecard metrics are agreed with the Secretary of State ahead of each performance year.

The Department for Transport has no input on performance related pay and bonuses for senior staff at Govia Thameslink Railway or Arriva Rail North.

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