To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer to state, what the proportion of (a) incentive and (b) bonus components was of remuneration for Asset Protection Scheme personnel and senior executives, evaluated against their performance targets between 2009 and 2012; and which Minister authorised those payments.
The Asset Protection Agency (APA) was set up by the Government in 2009 to manage the Asset Protection Scheme (APS). The APA supported financial stability and the taxpayers’ interest by protecting financial institutions participating in the APS against exceptional credit losses on high-risk assets.
An APA Remuneration Committee advised the Chief Executive and Advisory Board on remuneration for APA staff, and advised HM Treasury on remuneration for the Chief Executive. Performance awards were made based on individual performance appraisals, which were undertaken in line with Civil Service appraisal and performance award policies. Further information on remuneration is publicly available in the APA Annual Report and Accounts here: https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130129110533/http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/apa.htm.
The Senior Oversight Committee was established by RBS in compliance with the APS governance and oversight conditions. The Committee consisted of RBS senior management personnel and a non-executive director of RBS. The APA leadership team attended Committee meetings as non-voting observers.