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Transparency publications - Scotland Office

Data for Scotland Office published as part of the UK Government's transparency agenda

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

As part of the UK Government’s transparency agenda, for the first time ever taxpayers will be able to scrutinise a range of data, including:

- Departmental Government Procurement Card transactions over £500 for April to August 2011 of this financial year.
- Non-Consolidated Performance Related Pay (NCPRP) data for departments and their agencies in respect of the performance year 2010-11.
- Workforce management information from central Government departments.

1. Non-consolidated performance related payments in 2010-11

During 2010-11 Scotland Office and the office of the Advocate General for Scotland formed part of the Ministry of Justice. Information about these payments to staff is published on the MoJ website:

2. Workforce Management Information - Scotland Office (Excel Files)

April 2011

May 2011

June 2011

July 2011

August 2011


GPC Spend

- Cross-Government GPC spend:

Financial Year GPC Spend Cross Government
2009/10 £387m
2010/11 £341.9m

  • Non-consolidated Performance Related Payments are one-off, non-pensionable awards that are made to individuals to reward high performance against objectives or for specific tasks. Such payments to senior staff for 2010-11 performance have been restricted to the top 25% of performers only, down from 65%, delivering savings of around £15 million. We have also sharpened the performance management system that underpins such payments.

-  The monthly information on workforce provides an insight into how many people are employed in each department and their pay bill for April-August 2011.

- As part of the Transparency agenda, departments also published today the latest Business Quarterly Data Summaries - a quarterly snapshot on how each department is spending its budget, the results it has achieved and how it is deploying its workforce. The QDS is focused on improving in-year transparency of information on Departmental business.  Details can be found at

Published 28 October 2011