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£234,762 paid out in bonuses to govt staff

Tynwald buildings, Douglas

Tynwald buildings, Douglas

Nearly a quarter of a million pounds was paid out in bonuses to government staff last year.

But the figure of £234,762 for the year ending December 31 is nearly £100,000 down on the £330,708 paid out in bonuses in 2010.

The figures were revealed in a written reply by Chief Minister Allan Bell to a House of Keys question from Onchan MHK Zac Hall.

Mr Bell explained that bonus payments to members of staff are made where there is provision within the terms and conditions of a particular employment group.

There is no such provision with Civil Service Regulations in respect of bonus payments and so such payments are not made to members of the Civil Service.

Mr Bell said bonus payments are not normally subject to Treasury approval unless there is an express requirement to do so. He said it was a matter for the collective bargaining bodies and employing authorities to determine the appropriateness of using bonus schemes to incentivise and or reward staff performance.

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