Guidance for approval of senior pay

How senior pay and reward packages are approved.



Government greatly values the important work that senior managers and executives perform in the public sector. The senior pay controls allow the government to ensure that senior pay is set at an appropriate level to enable the public sector to recruit, retain and motivate the best people, whilst ensuring value for money for the taxpayer.

This guidance sets out the process for approving salaries over £150,000 and bonuses of more than £17,500.

Published 2 April 2013
Last updated 14 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated with the revised "Guidance for approval of senior pay".
  2. Updated email contact for UKGI on document.
  3. Updated guidance for approval of senior pay
  4. First published.