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DWP Paid £53M In Bonuses To Staff

March 7, 2014

Who treat their customers like swearwords!

How many years of benefits would that pay for, for disabled people and carers?

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) paid more than £53m in performance related pay and bonuses last year – including over 100,000 vouchers of at least £25.

In total £51,274,006 was paid in cash to staff in in-year and end of year bonuses between April 2012 and March 2013.

And a minimum of £2.56m was also paid in 102,349 voucher payments valued between £25 and £50.

This total could be as high as £5.12m if all vouchers handed out were for £50 and would take the total bonus pool to £56.4m.

Senior civil servants (SCS) received the highest awards – 61 of 242 eligible staff (25.2%) received a median bonus of £10,000 each, although the maximum paid out was £15,000.

The vast majority of non-senior staff eligible for an end of year bonus (91%) received one, with the top value being £1,705 and median value £475.

One in five (19.6%) of eligible staff members also received an in-year bonus, with the highest being £2,250, although the median amount was £100.

According to the official DWP data, the bonus pool amounted to 3.2% of the annual £20.4m pay bill for senior civil servants.

And it represented 1.8% of the £2.76bn total pay for the 104,000 non-senior eligible employees at the department.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 7, 2014 2:22 am

    paid out of sanction money no doubt!!!!

  2. March 7, 2014 5:17 am

    And a lot of the lowest paid got nothing. I read something on facebook yesterday that a couple on state pension can expect £1200 monthly guaranteed income including credits.. An admin officer in Civil Service takes home less then this for a 37 hour week. They are not the enemy, it is the Government and their banker friends who are the enemy..

    • linda cavanagh permalink
      March 7, 2014 11:49 am

      that is rubbish roy I worked in dwp years and years ago and I was on a lot more than that.

  3. Barry Davies permalink
    March 7, 2014 9:41 am

    A couple get £1200 a month to live on that is 14400 a year or 7200 each whilst I don’t believe they get that much, anyway I bet that an admin officer working full time takes home well above that much. The Jobcentre staff are behaving in an appalling maker to many claimants, I got sanctioned for the audacity of asking for help with my esa claim.

  4. SilentSinger2014 permalink
    March 8, 2014 3:33 am

    I hate this government but I am not sure whether to believe this article for the fact that it’s only a one paragraph article with no solid evidence.


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