Bonus clarity

Your article, “Publicly funded bodies pay out £7m in bonuses” (12 February) listed Registers 
of Scotland (RoS) as one of the government organisations that paid bonuses in 2012-13 and 2013-14.

Readers may be interested to know that these payments were made under TUPE (transfer of undertakings, protection of employment) terms, which means that the new employer takes over an employee’s employment contract. Nine RoS staff transferred to the organisation from a private sector business, so RoS therefore had a legal obligation to honour the payment of bonuses agreed in the employees’ previous contracts.

No other staff received 
bonus or performance-related payments.

Alexandra Wingate

Registers of Scotland