I wasn’t going to write a blog today.
Got too much plumbing and gardening that need seeing to.
Then I was going to have a rest.
Then I saw this headline in the on-line Daily Mirror (at least it wasn’t the #Fail)
Iain Duncan Bloody Smith has excelled himself AGAIN.
‘He’ 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 all, 97,701 of the department’s 99,739 staff – a staggering 98% – shared more than £43.8million.