Can you please tell me if any staff employed by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, from the Interim Chief Executive and the Senior Leadership team down to front-line staff, will be eligible for performance-related bonuses this financial year or next financial year?
IPSA currently has no plans to award performance-related bonuses to its staff either this financial year or next.
Please note that civil servants seconded to IPSA are covered by the policies of their departments. Pay policy varies by government department. Typically policies provide for non-consolidated performance bonuses relating to the 2009-10 performance year to be awarded in 2010 to top performers in managerial grades. Recognising and rewarding top performers is entirely consistent with the Civil Service Reward Principles launched in 2006. These payments will have been budgeted for within the spending plans approved by HM Treasury. To the best of our knowledge, departments have yet to develop their plans for the next financial year.