The House of Bishops has asked us to prepare and publish the
details of bishops' office and workingcosts on an annual basis.
This document starts with a brief outline of bishops' work. The
range is extensive and it is widelyrecognised that bishops carry a
very heavy workload.The following pages set out the bishops' office
and working costs in the year 2010, with detailednotes of
explanation. All these costs were incurred in the course of the
work we have described.
The costs of their offices, many diocesan functions and other
working costs totalled £16.3 million,which includes £0.8 million of
the Commissioners' own administrative costs.Furthermore, in 2010,
the Commissioners spent £5.1 million on the stipends, employer's
nationalinsurance and pension contributions of bishops. They
also spent £5.4 million on maintaining the houses, office premises
and gardens of the archbishops and diocesan bishops, including
Lambeth Palace. Bishops' houses usually include their offices. The
housing costs of suffragan bishops are met by dioceses.
A copy of the report for the year ended 31
December 2010 is available for download under the Resources
sidebar on the right of this page.
The booklet includes a full description of the important role
played by bishops locally, regionally and nationally.