Department for Work and Pensions: Pay

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th January 2020.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of staff in her Department would receive an increase in their salary in the event that their hourly pay rate was (a) £8.72, (b) £9.30 and (c) £10.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The below figures show the proportion of DWP staff that would receive an increase in their annual salary, using the statutory National Living Wage calculation, in the event that their hourly pay increased to (a) £8.72, (b) £9.30 and (c) £10. DWP pays all staff at least the National Living Wage, regardless of age.

Hourly rate

Full time equivalent salary

Volume of DWP employees that would be uplifted

% of DWP headcount

£8.72

£19,118

1915

2.44%

£9.30

£20,390

6236

7.95%

£10

£21,924

26670

34.01%

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