Ministers: Pay

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 5th September 2022.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total cost of Ministerial salaries to the Exchequer was in (a) July 2021, (b) August 2021, (c) September 2021, (d) October 2021, (e) November 2021, (f) December 2021, (g) January 2022, (h) February 2022, (i) March 2022, (j) April 2022, (k) May 2022, (l) June 2022 and (m) July 2022.

Photo of Heather Wheeler Heather Wheeler The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Limits on the number of salaries that can be paid and at what level are imposed by the Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975. Government departments are responsible for paying ministerial salaries and publish relevant information in their annual reports and accounts, which can be found on gov.uk. Salary information for 2021-22 will be included in departments’ 2021-22 annual reports and accounts currently being published.

The Government also publishes information about the salary entitlements and salaries claimed at different ministerial ranks. This information can be found at the following link:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1027301/Salaries_of_Members_of_Her_Majestys_Government_-_Financial_Year_2021-22_-_Publication.pdf

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