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20072 Performance payments to Home Office staff

We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following:  The total expenditure on bonus payments to Home…

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We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following: 

  1. The total expenditure on bonus payments to Home Office staff annually over the last five years a) in total b) per head.
  2. The proportion of total remuneration (pay and bonus) these payments represented annually over the last five years.

We released the following information on 14 October 2011

 
This response comprises information from Home Office Headquarters and the executive agencies of the Home Office, the UK Border Agency, the Criminal Records Bureau and the Identity and Passport Service.

  1. The Data

In the various parts of the Home Office, one individual may receive a payment under one or more schemes. The figures below will include instances where staff have received more than one payment and as such, we are unable to provide figures per head.

The below figures relate to staff in post at the end of each financial year (i.e. headcount) across HO HQ, the UKBA, the IPS and the CRB. They are for illustrative purposes only and, for the reasons set out above, should not be used to determine the percentage of staff in receipt of performance related payments.

Staff in Post

• 2007-2008 = 26,790
• 2008-2009 = 25,969
• 2009-2010 = 25,827

All staff below the Senior Civil Service

Home Office HQ and the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA)

Performance Year  Total value of end- of-year performance payments
Total value of special one-off-in-year performance payments
2007/08  £3.4M  £2.56M
2008/09  £3.38M  £1.07M
2009/10  £3.96M  £1.32M

Identity and Passport Service

Corporate Scheme payments

Performance Year
Total value of performance related payments
2007/08  £1.69M
2008/09  £1.67M
2009/10  £1.64M

Grade 6/Grade 7 scheme

Performance Year  Total value of performance related payments

2007/08  £328,499
2008/09  £457,899
2009/10  £451,229

Special payment scheme

Performance Year  Total value of performance related payments

2007/08
2008/09
2009/2010

£94,523
£94,673
£139,020

Criminal Records Bureau

The table below provides total value for special one-off-in year payments:

Performance Year  Total value of performance related payments

2007/08  £9,860
2008/09  £13,250
2009/10  £3,050

Staff in the Senior Civil Service

Performance Year  Total value of performance related payments

2006/07  £1,163,000
2007/08  £1,576,000
2008/09  £1,190,000
2009/10  £779,000

  1. These payments represent 1%, 0.86% and 0.73% of our paybill respectively for the years 2007/08, 2008/09 and 2009/10.