Fat cat pay cheques push up the cost of civil service

first_img SURGING pay for public sector fat cats is pushing civil servant staffing costs out of control, according to a report published today by government watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO). Rising wages for those at the top accounted for half of a 10 per cent increase in costs over and above inflation since 2000, the report says.It also shows that the cost of bonuses for the best-paid has risen to £200m compared to virtually zero 10 years ago. The increasing costs are despite a one per cent decrease in headcount to 493,000 staff over the decade.Wage costs have swelled even more in the public sector overall: a 13 per cent surge in headcount since 2000 has seen costs balloon 40 per cent above inflation. There are now over 45,000 civil servants in the top two pay grades and 390 earning over £125,000 a year.The NAO blames “poor control over the numbers and roles of higher-grade staff” for costs of £16.4bn last year. And the figures show that while pay is rising at the top, the bottom 34 per cent remain on salaries of between £15,000 and £20,000. In response, the NAO recommends that the state makes greater use of bonuses linked to performance. whatsapp Share Thursday 10 March 2011 9:00 pm Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLcenter_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia Fat cat pay cheques push up the cost of civil service whatsapp KCS-content last_img read more

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