To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has spent on (a) amber and (b) red market supplements to prison officers in each of the last five years.
6 September 2022
We are working hard to improve retention of frontline officers at prisons across England and Wales, providing opportunities to progress their careers and significant investment to keep them safe. Together, this will ensure we can recruit vital staff to keep offenders off the streets and protect the public.
Market Supplements are an additional (non-pensionable) allowance in place to support recruitment and retention at certain prison sites.
The annual expenditure on amber and red market supplements to prison officers in each of the last five years is provided below:
Total Market Supplement Expenditure
It has not been possible to separate the amber and red market supplement expenditure for each financial year.