May 2012

Request:

The total amount of payments of bonuses paid to staff of The National Archives an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Justice for the years 2008/09; 2009/10 and 2010/11

The total amount of benefits in kind paid/given to staff of The National Archives an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Justice for the years 2008/09; 2009/10 and 2010/11

Outcome:

Part successful

Response:

The total amount of payments of bonuses paid to staff of The National Archives an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Justice for the years 2008/09; 2009/10 and 2010/11

As we only pay bonuses at fixed points in the year, the figures for financial years are the same as for calendar years.

FY 2008-09 FY 2009-10 FY 2010-11
  Total amount paid in bonuses Total number of staff in each band Total amount paid in bonuses Total number of staff in each band Total amount paid in bonuses Total number of staff in each band
Bands A-E (AA - HEO) £37,669.73 449 £58,483.38 417 £88,400 432
Band F-H(SEO - Grade 6) £20,830.44 187 £40,752.81 176 £54,600 173


The National Archives offers staff various benefits, including pension, childcare vouchers (taxed at source), sports and social club facilities, on site gym and a subsidised staff restaurant. It also offers an interest free season ticket loan up to £1,000 or bicycle loan up to £5,000 that is then deducted from salaries. Due to the nature of these benefits it is not possible to place a specific value on the total amount paid/given to staff.