DWP staff bonuses revealed

DWP staff bonuses revealed

Postby Guest » Wed May 09, 2018 8:31 pm

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has revealed it paid out over £6m in bonuses last financial year. But the figures are even more eye-popping when you compare it to the previous year. Because despite the DWP losing court cases and receiving international condemnation, it’s actually on track to pay out more.
Eye-watering figures

The DWP has released its provisional payroll figures for March 2018. When combined with the provisional totals from January and February, it shows the department has paid out £3m of “non-consolidated performance payments” (that is, monthly bonuses). For the same period in 2017, it paid out £2.21m. This is a 36% increase year on year. But delve deeper into the figures and the numbers make for even more interesting reading.

As The Canary previously reported, the DWP paid out £5.3m of in-month bonuses between April 2016 and March 2017. It paid out £6.1m from April 2017 to March 2018 – a 15% increase. But when you analyse the payroll costs, it shows a different picture.

Total payroll costs between April 2016 and March 2017 were £2.46bn. For the same period a year later, they were £2.52bn – an increase of 2.44% year on year. So, as a percentage of the total payroll costs, the bonuses were 0.22% and 0.24% respectively.

As a percentage of pay, the bonus increase may not seem like much. But in cash terms, the DWP has substantially increased its bonus payments, and the year-on-year percentage increase is well above the rate of inflation.
The DWP says…

A DWP spokesperson told The Canary:

We operate in line with civil service pay guidance. Employees may be eligible for a non-consolidated payment based on their grade and end-of-year performance marking.

Employees that make exceptional contributions may also be eligible for in-year reward and recognition non-consolidated payments if appropriate. We operated within our departmental budget for the 2016/17 financial year and plan our spending accordingly.

But all this has been going on amid both national and international criticism of the department and the government.
“Rewarding failure”

The DWP has lost several court cases in the past year. One ruling found that, in some circumstances, the benefit cap was illegal. Another found that changes to the personal independence payment (PIP) were discriminatory against people living with mental health issues.

Meanwhile, the DWP has drawn criticism from a parliamentary committee over Atos and Capita, the private contractors carrying out PIP medical assessments. Freedom of information requests (FOIs) revealed that the DWP gave the firms a £40m increase in funding in 2017. This is despite the fact that only 70% of Atos’s PIP assessments were classed as “acceptable without any changes or feedback”. The figure was 66% for Capita. The DWP target for the firms is that only 3% of reports are classed as “unacceptable”. Moreover, 68% of people who appealed Atos and Capita assessment decisions had them overturned. Labour accused the DWP of “rewarding failure”.

And in the past 23 months, there have been five international reports into successive Conservative-led governments. All of them have been scathing about the government’s treatment of disabled people.
“Grave” and “systematic” human rights violations

One UN committee accused the government of committing “grave” and “systematic” violations of disabled people’s human rights......


https://www.thecanary.co/uk/2018/05/09/ ... -sit-down/



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Re: DWP staff bonuses revealed

Postby Guest » Wed May 09, 2018 8:59 pm

Are the DWP staff and these private companies staff forced to pay back their bonuses, when their decisions are overturned at the tribunals :dunno:

They certainly should be paying them back out of their wages at say 40% :cool:
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Re: DWP staff bonuses revealed

Postby Cannydc » Wed May 09, 2018 9:01 pm

Having just left the life of a Civil Servant, the above rhetoric is (probably deliberately) missing a few points.

The first is this. Under Thatcher, there was a deliberate policy to 'hide' payments to civil servants under the guise of 'bonuses' instead of giving them pay rises.

The reason for this is that these payments are non-consolidated, so don't add to pensions as salary.

They were also meant to act as an incentive - the truth is they do the opposite, they are hated and everyone would much prefer a small raise instead.

This policy has continued since then, and as the pay rises have all but disappeared these bonuses are all that's been on offer for the last 8 years. In fact, my last 8 years pay rises were Zero, Zero, 1%, 1%, 1%, 1%, 1% and 0.8%. DWP got the same.

The average standard bonus for the year is around £250 - and that is taxable so £200 nett. About £4 a week.

DWP, like every other government department, consists of a few people who carry out the behest of the government (they are directly answerable to the relevant minister) and hundreds of people at lower grades doing the pen-pushing, paperwork shit. They rarely get involved in face to face with the customer stuff, and can hardly be blamed for decisions passed down by the government of the day.

Tarring them all with the same brush is simply unfair. They work hard for their pittance of an unconsolidated bonus. Then get slagged off for getting it.
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Re: DWP staff bonuses revealed

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Re: DWP staff bonuses revealed

Postby Guest » Mon May 14, 2018 8:59 pm

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:yikes:.....Rushed reports and outright lies!
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Re: DWP staff bonuses revealed

Postby Guest » Mon May 14, 2018 9:11 pm

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Re: DWP staff bonuses revealed

Postby Guest » Mon May 14, 2018 11:02 pm

Guest wrote:The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has revealed it paid out over £6m in bonuses last financial year. But the figures are even more eye-popping when you compare it to the previous year. Because despite the DWP losing court cases and receiving international condemnation, it’s actually on track to pay out more.
Eye-watering figures

The DWP has released its provisional payroll figures for March 2018. When combined with the provisional totals from January and February, it shows the department has paid out £3m of “non-consolidated performance payments” (that is, monthly bonuses). For the same period in 2017, it paid out £2.21m. This is a 36% increase year on year. But delve deeper into the figures and the numbers make for even more interesting reading.

As The Canary previously reported, the DWP paid out £5.3m of in-month bonuses between April 2016 and March 2017. It paid out £6.1m from April 2017 to March 2018 – a 15% increase. But when you analyse the payroll costs, it shows a different picture.

Total payroll costs between April 2016 and March 2017 were £2.46bn. For the same period a year later, they were £2.52bn – an increase of 2.44% year on year. So, as a percentage of the total payroll costs, the bonuses were 0.22% and 0.24% respectively.

As a percentage of pay, the bonus increase may not seem like much. But in cash terms, the DWP has substantially increased its bonus payments, and the year-on-year percentage increase is well above the rate of inflation.
The DWP says…

A DWP spokesperson told The Canary:

We operate in line with civil service pay guidance. Employees may be eligible for a non-consolidated payment based on their grade and end-of-year performance marking.

Employees that make exceptional contributions may also be eligible for in-year reward and recognition non-consolidated payments if appropriate. We operated within our departmental budget for the 2016/17 financial year and plan our spending accordingly.

But all this has been going on amid both national and international criticism of the department and the government.
“Rewarding failure”

The DWP has lost several court cases in the past year. One ruling found that, in some circumstances, the benefit cap was illegal. Another found that changes to the personal independence payment (PIP) were discriminatory against people living with mental health issues.

Meanwhile, the DWP has drawn criticism from a parliamentary committee over Atos and Capita, the private contractors carrying out PIP medical assessments. Freedom of information requests (FOIs) revealed that the DWP gave the firms a £40m increase in funding in 2017. This is despite the fact that only 70% of Atos’s PIP assessments were classed as “acceptable without any changes or feedback”. The figure was 66% for Capita. The DWP target for the firms is that only 3% of reports are classed as “unacceptable”. Moreover, 68% of people who appealed Atos and Capita assessment decisions had them overturned. Labour accused the DWP of “rewarding failure”.

And in the past 23 months, there have been five international reports into successive Conservative-led governments. All of them have been scathing about the government’s treatment of disabled people.
“Grave” and “systematic” human rights violations

One UN committee accused the government of committing “grave” and “systematic” violations of disabled people’s human rights......


https://www.thecanary.co/uk/2018/05/09/ ... -sit-down/



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If they are doing their job and kicking of fraudulent claimants then they earned their bonus and fair play to them.
The only ones likely to moan about it are the lazy cunts who are afraid of getting denied free shit/
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Re: DWP staff bonuses revealed

Postby Guest » Tue May 15, 2018 12:38 am

Guest wrote:
Guest wrote:The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has revealed it paid out over £6m in bonuses last financial year. But the figures are even more eye-popping when you compare it to the previous year. Because despite the DWP losing court cases and receiving international condemnation, it’s actually on track to pay out more.
Eye-watering figures

The DWP has released its provisional payroll figures for March 2018. When combined with the provisional totals from January and February, it shows the department has paid out £3m of “non-consolidated performance payments” (that is, monthly bonuses). For the same period in 2017, it paid out £2.21m. This is a 36% increase year on year. But delve deeper into the figures and the numbers make for even more interesting reading.

As The Canary previously reported, the DWP paid out £5.3m of in-month bonuses between April 2016 and March 2017. It paid out £6.1m from April 2017 to March 2018 – a 15% increase. But when you analyse the payroll costs, it shows a different picture.

Total payroll costs between April 2016 and March 2017 were £2.46bn. For the same period a year later, they were £2.52bn – an increase of 2.44% year on year. So, as a percentage of the total payroll costs, the bonuses were 0.22% and 0.24% respectively.

As a percentage of pay, the bonus increase may not seem like much. But in cash terms, the DWP has substantially increased its bonus payments, and the year-on-year percentage increase is well above the rate of inflation.
The DWP says…

A DWP spokesperson told The Canary:

We operate in line with civil service pay guidance. Employees may be eligible for a non-consolidated payment based on their grade and end-of-year performance marking.

Employees that make exceptional contributions may also be eligible for in-year reward and recognition non-consolidated payments if appropriate. We operated within our departmental budget for the 2016/17 financial year and plan our spending accordingly.

But all this has been going on amid both national and international criticism of the department and the government.
“Rewarding failure”

The DWP has lost several court cases in the past year. One ruling found that, in some circumstances, the benefit cap was illegal. Another found that changes to the personal independence payment (PIP) were discriminatory against people living with mental health issues.

Meanwhile, the DWP has drawn criticism from a parliamentary committee over Atos and Capita, the private contractors carrying out PIP medical assessments. Freedom of information requests (FOIs) revealed that the DWP gave the firms a £40m increase in funding in 2017. This is despite the fact that only 70% of Atos’s PIP assessments were classed as “acceptable without any changes or feedback”. The figure was 66% for Capita. The DWP target for the firms is that only 3% of reports are classed as “unacceptable”. Moreover, 68% of people who appealed Atos and Capita assessment decisions had them overturned. Labour accused the DWP of “rewarding failure”.

And in the past 23 months, there have been five international reports into successive Conservative-led governments. All of them have been scathing about the government’s treatment of disabled people.
“Grave” and “systematic” human rights violations

One UN committee accused the government of committing “grave” and “systematic” violations of disabled people’s human rights......


https://www.thecanary.co/uk/2018/05/09/ ... -sit-down/



:shake head:







If they are doing their job and kicking of fraudulent claimants then they earned their bonus and fair play to them.
The only ones likely to moan about it are the lazy cunts who are afraid of getting denied free shit/




https://www.disabledgo.com/blog/2018/01 ... voc3poh1PY

They go against GP advice and mostly don't even bother to look at the medical records and history.

Their days are numbered.

:cool: :shoot:
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Re: DWP staff bonuses revealed

Postby Si_Crewe » Tue May 15, 2018 12:53 am

Is it the DWP employees who're making the bad decisions who're getting the bonuses?

I mean, why would anybody want to deny somebody who works in, say, the IT department or the data-processing department a justifiable bonus just because some jerk in a different department has made a lousy decision?

Course, there's always going to be the issue of bosses awarding themselves big bonuses even if everything around them is turning to shit.
This is hardly an issue specific to the DWP though. It's endemic to business and public office.
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Re: DWP staff bonuses revealed

Postby Cannydc » Tue May 15, 2018 9:58 am

Si_Crewe wrote:Is it the DWP employees who're making the bad decisions who're getting the bonuses?

I mean, why would anybody want to deny somebody who works in, say, the IT department or the data-processing department a justifiable bonus just because some jerk in a different department has made a lousy decision?

Course, there's always going to be the issue of bosses awarding themselves big bonuses even if everything around them is turning to shit.
This is hardly an issue specific to the DWP though. It's endemic to business and public office.


Bosses don't get to award themselves bonuses in the Civil Service.

My last boss didn't get one this year. They are assessed within their peers, and the best get a bonus. The rest don't.
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