It seems that some forms of bonus culture are OK.
Campaigners have called for the end of fat cat public sector bonuses after it was revealed that more than 100 top civil servants received payouts of £10,000 or more last year. Ten of those got more than £30,000 – including one Ministry of Defence official who received nearly £100,000 on top of his £160,000 salary. The bonus payments came as workers around the country have endured below inflation rises, with many having to put up with pay freezes, including civil servants and other public sector workers whose salaries were fixed for two years by George Osborne.
Well, I fully approve of all those pay freezes, wage cuts would have been better in some cases. But to be lavishing such huge bonus payments on the top tier of the Civil Service is grotesque. Bankers who do not deliver value for shareholders should not get bonus payments and the same principle MUST be applied to those who surround government. Is anyone seriously suggesting that those in receipt of these vast sums have made a demonstrable improvement to our lives?