Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Working Hours

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 16th November 2018.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Labour, Hornsey and Wood Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in the (a) National Archives, (b) Royal Parks, (c) Arts Council England, (d) Big Lottery Fund, (e) Sport England and (f) Information Commissioner's Office.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Senior Civil Servants (SCS) are contracted to work a minimum (over a 5 day week) either 41 or 42 hours, including daily meal breaks for one hour. The new model contracts was introduced on the 1st July 2013, which standardise the working hours to 42 hours which was applicable to all new staff as well as those staff being promoted into or within SCS, from that date forward.

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