TfL Salaries

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0548
Question By: 
Damian Hockney
Organisation: 
One London Party
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

According to the TfL Report and Accounts 2005-06, the number of staff on salaries over £50,000 increased from the previous year from 621 to 821. How do you justify these increases? What was the average annual percentage increase for TfL staff generally, and the average annual percentage increase for staff paid over £50,000?

Answer

Answer for TfL Salaries

Answer for TfL Salaries

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

The increase in the number of TfL staff earning more than £50K that occurred within the year 2005 ' 2006 can be attributed to two factors.

Approximately 100 staff are direct entries during the reporting period. This is a reflection of the additional resource that has been taken on to deliver the TfL five year investment programme (eg East London Line project) and the replacement of longer term contractors with salaried staff.

Additionally, the remainder of the increase can be accounted for by staff who had been earning slightly less than £50K in the previous reporting period and moved into the identified pay bracket when awarded the annual pay review increase.

The general increase in line with the TfL pay deal was 4 - 5.8% for grades one to three and a budget of 2.6% was allocated to Directors for the grade four and five staff that would predominantly account for those earning more than £50K per year.

821 employees constitute just 3.81% of TfL staff.