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FOI reference - FOI 2017-08-18
Date - 18/08/2017

Request

What was the proportion of permanent employees for each job grade at The Pensions Regulator (TPR) who received an end-of-year discretionary performance bonus at the end of financial year 2016-17?

Please can you explain what the different job grades are (with examples) that you provide the information for.

What proportion of permanent male employees and what proportion of permanent female employees received a discretionary performance bonus at the end of financial year 2016-17?

What proportion of permanent employees with line management responsibilities and what proportion of permanent employees without line management responsibilities received a discretionary performance bonus at the end of financial year 2016-17?

How many staff received a discretionary performance bonus at the end of financial year 2016-17 of £10,000 or more (before tax and National Insurance deductions)?

Response

I can confirm that we hold some of the information you have requested.

Information we are unable to supply

We do not work to job grades at TPR. We therefore do not hold this information and are unable to supply this.

Information we are able to supply

All figures below are for bonuses which were received by permanent TPR employees at the end of the 2016-17 financial year. The bonus payable is determined by our Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) budget allocation and pay remit which is approved by the Secretary of State. The percentage of bonus awarded is determined by the number of staff selected to receive an annual bonus payment. The DWP applies a non-negotiable cap to TPR bonuses which is currently set at £10,000 for staff and £12,500 for directors.

To ensure consistency and fairness in the operation of TPR’s bonus arrangements, all recommendations are subject to a rigorous moderation process, including moderation panels throughout TPR and final approval by the Remuneration Committee.

Category Percentage of category who received bonuses Number who received bonuses versus total number in category
All employees 30.2% 163 of 538
Male employees  24.9% 66 of 265
Female employees 35.53% 97 of 273
Employees with line management responsibilities 52.69% 59 of 112
Employees without line management responsibilities 24.41% 104 of 426
Employees who received bonuses of £10,000 or more 1.86% 10 of 538

Duty to provide advice and assistance

More information relating to discretionary performance bonuses can be found in the remuneration report section in our Annual Report and Accounts (PDF, 966kb, 112 pages).

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