Department for Work and Pensions: Pay

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 29th July 2019.

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Photo of Jessica Morden Jessica Morden Opposition Whip (Commons), Chair, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee), Chair, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Written Question 265470 on Department for Work and Pensions: Pay, how much her Department spent on performance-related awards for Senior Civil Service officials in (a) 2014, (b) 2015, (c) 2016, (d) 2017, (e) 2018 and (f) January to June 2019.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Performance-related end year awards are given following the end of each appraisal year, which runs from 1 April to 31 March.

From April 2016 Senior Civil Servants also became eligible for non-consolidated in-year performance awards to recognise outstanding contribution.

Awards have not yet been made for the 2018/19 performance year; the total amounts paid out in end-year and in-year awards for the earlier periods requested are shown below.

Performance Years

Total Spend on Performance Related Awards for SCS in DWP

2014-15

£659,675

2015-16

£665,700

2016-17

£719,000

2017-18

£675,392

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