HM Revenue and Customs staff are set for bonuses totalling £23m a Freedom of Information request has discovered.
Tory MP Michael Fallon has hit out at the performance-related pay outs claiming the departments which lost the personal details of 25 million people are receiving “rewards for failure”.
The bonus payments are up 22 per cent from £18.9m in 2006-2007 and £2.2m will be shared among a few hundred officials.
The news comes after Alistair Darling attacked the culture of rewarding failure in the City by paying out obscene bonuses.
He said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph: “There is absolutely nothing wrong with giving someone a reward but at the present time when people are going through these difficulties that is something the boards have got to look at.”