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S5W-13953: Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 19 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what the cost was of staff overtime accrued to process common agricultural basic payments in each year since 2015-16.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 29 January 2018

Details of overtime accrued are as follows 

Year

Amount

Notes

2015-16

£531k

 

2016-17

£430k

 

2017-18

£375k

To end of December 2017

Please note that the figures in each case are totals, across the Rural Payments and inspections Division (RPID) and the Information Systems Division (ISD). Staff in these divisions work on a range of activities, which are more or less related to the task of making payments (application processing, validation, inspections, field mapping, monitoring, administering, supporting the IT, etc). A precise breakdown by activity is not available.