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Whitehall Elite collect £400,000 worth of bonuses

A PELOTON-riding officer received a nearly £20,000 bonus last year while mostly working from home.

Sarah Healey, permanent secretary of the culture department, was one of several top officials to carry more than £400,000 in total in the pandemic.

Britain's most senior civil servant, Sir Mark Sedwill, was paid £15,000 to £20,000 on top of his £215,000 salary

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Britain’s most senior civil servant, Sir Mark Sedwill, was paid £15,000 to £20,000 on top of his £215,000 salaryPhoto credit: Rex
Sarah Healey, permanent secretary for the Department of Culture, was one of several top officials to receive awards

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Sarah Healey, permanent secretary for the Department of Culture, was one of several top officials to receive awardsCredit: Gov

The mother of three was beaten by MPs last year She boasted about how much she loved homework.

She said it allowed her to get on her Peloton exercise bike during the day because she no longer had to spend as much time commuting.

Whitehall documents show she was paid £15,000 to £20,000 in “unconsolidated salary” on top of her £170,000 salary.

Others who received large awards included Britain’s most senior civil servant, Sir Mark Sedwill.

He was also paid £15,000–20,000 on top of his £215,000 salary as Cabinet Secretary and head of the Home Civil Service.

Tory MP Philip Davies called the payments “completely inappropriate” especially when so many had to survive on pay cuts because of furloughs.

The government said: “It is right that employees who work hard are rewarded for excellence.

“We recognize that payroll payments in the public sector must be justified, so it is right that we publish and have this information verified.”

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Bobby Allyn

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