She revealed the pay structure for top taxmen in reply to a question in the Commons from Tory MP James Gray, but declined to give actual figures for individual commissioners.
Primarolo said the performance element of their remuneration ranged from just £300 to £400 three years ago and had risen rapidly since to a maximum of 4.23% in 2002/2003 and 10.2% in the current 2003/2004 year.
The commissioners’ base pay itself can contain a percentage element of up to nine or 10%.
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