“High earners” data shows no 2016 pay rises for Manzoni or Heywood

Written by Jim Dunton on 23 December 2016 in News

Neither civil service chief exec nor cabinet secretary saw hikes this year, while outgoing HS2 chief Simon Kirby tops earnings list

John Manzoni and Sir Jeremy Heywood did not get a pay rise in 2016, in common with the bulk of senior civil service staff, newly-published transparency data on Whitehall’s “high earners” reveals.

The snapshot of officials in departments, agencies and non-departmental public bodies with earnings of £150,000 a year and above, shows neither Heywood nor Manzoni saw an increase in their pay ceiling in the year to September 30.

Heywood, who is cabinet secretary and civil service head, was described as having a pay floor of £195,000 and a pay ceiling of £199,999, unchanged from last year - although he did receive an increase that was reflected in the 2015's figures.

Civil service chief executive and Cabinet Office perm sec Manzoni’s pay floor was £230,000-£234,999, also unchanged from last year. 

Cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood on an "extraordinary" year and making a success of Brexit in 2017

Civil service CEO John Manzoni on 2017, Brexit priorities, and building a "brilliant" organisation

HS2 chief executive Simon Kirby quits for the private sector

The list’s highest earner was outgoing High Speed Two chief executive Simon Kirby, whose pay band was given as £750,00-£754,999, unchanged from 2015. 

Kirby announced in September that he was stepping down from his role to become chief operating officer of Rolls-Royce and was due to continue in post until the end of this year. Roy Hill was announced as Kirby’s interim replacement in October.

The latest transparency data also provides insight on the earnings of the permanent secretaries of Whitehall’s newest departments, none of which existed in September 2015.

Oliver Robbins, who was appointed permanent secretary at the Department for Exiting the European Union in July, has a salary range of £160,000-£164,999.

Martin Donnelly, now permanent secretary at the Department for International Trade, has a salary range of £165,000-£169,999.

Finally, Alex Chisholm, permanent secretary at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - formed in the opening days of Theresa May’s premiership - has a stated salary range of £180,000-£184,999.

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Submitted on 30 December, 2016 - 14:58
Reading this I've realised that the difference between Sir Jeremys pay floor of £195,000 and his pay ceiling of £199,999, is well over a quarter of my yearly salary. If he's not going to Miss it, can I respectfully request it is transferred into my pay packet?

Pliney the Elder (not verified)

Submitted on 3 January, 2017 - 16:08
Can I ask if Sir Jeremy and Mr Manzoni have had no pay rise and a four fold increase in their pension contributions that have given them a net drop of 16% (Source - Prospect and CSW) in earnings over the last 6 years?

William (MOD) (not verified)

Submitted on 4 January, 2017 - 11:24
Can I respectfully ask, under the banner of "transparency", what rise(s) have Mr Manzoni and sir Jeremy Heywood had since 2010? Are they same as long term non-Senior Civil Servants who have seen there earnings fall in ACTUAL terms (not against any measure - actually less in the pay packet)?

William (MOD) (not verified)

Submitted on 4 January, 2017 - 11:38
I just found the details of wages on the UK Gov web site. Sir Jeremy has had no rise but Mr Manzoni's pay went from £190K in 2014 to £230K in 2015 (floor figures used) That is an increase of 21%. As with MOST Civil Servants, between 2014 and 2015 my pay went up 0.89%, then in 2016 my National Insurance went up 1.6%. In 2016 I got a double enhancement in my pay rise because the MOD cannot recruit and retain engineers and my PAR marking - I got 1.53%. That's a bit less than 21%, is there a reason that rise was given and not mentioned in this article?

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