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IDS's department hands out bonuses of £44m

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:27 pm
by rosemary
Work Secretary Iain Duncan Smith paid his staff bonuses totalling more than £44million last year while slashing benefits for countless needy and vulnerable people.

The top Tory’s department is in chaos with delays to flagship benefit reforms, a huge benefit tests backlog, botched work capability assessments and an IT crisis.

But senior civil service fatcats based in Whitehall were still paid bonuses of up to £17,500, based on performance the previous year.

In all, just 62 of them shared £671,000 on top of hefty salaries that often run to six figures.

And more junior Department for Work and Pensions staff were paid bonuses of up to £2,710 to top up their wages.

The average payment to rank-and-file employees was £515.

in full here
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ia ... ds-2145814

Re: IDS's department hands out bonuses of £44m

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:10 pm
by Nilla
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Re: IDS's department hands out bonuses of £44m

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:01 pm
by Myrtle
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Re: IDS's department hands out bonuses of £44m

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:22 pm
by caravanj
But senior civil service fatcats based in Whitehall were still paid bonuses of up to £17,500, based on performance the previous year.
in full here
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ia ... ds-2145814
As is stated in the article, the bonuses are being paid in respect of the previous year's performance in which the set targets must have been met & are not related to the current year's performance.

Re: IDS's department hands out bonuses of £44m

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:52 am
by bowlingbun
These bonuses may have been paid because they "met their targets" but who set the targets anyhow. Carers, some caring 24/7, are paid under £60 per week, pence per hour. So I'd like to set IDS a simple target for next year. Equate Carers Allowance to the minimum wage. Seven simple words. The way this government treats those caring for the most vulnerable in our society is a national disgrace. £44 million spread between all the carers in the UK wouldn't have been much each, but far more deserved!

Re: IDS's department hands out bonuses of £44m

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:43 am
by nodigitsever
simply refuse to care for your caree until you receive at least the Minimum wage simple! leave your Home and let the Gov look after them!, I am sorely tempted!