A Â£250 bonus has been paid to Crown Prosecution Service staff in London who turned up for work during heavy snow.
Only 224 out of 1,400 CPS employees in the capital made it to work on Monday 2 February, when the city saw its heaviest snow in nearly 18 years.
A spokeswoman said the money from public funds was to reward members of staff who went the "extra mile".
The Taxpayers' Alliance said it was absurd public money should be used to reward staff just for doing their jobs.
As a result of the bad weather, all London buses were cancelled and many tube and train services were severely disrupted.
The CPS spokeswoman said: "They didn't know they were going to get the money before then so they made it into work not thinking they were getting any reward for it.
"CPS London decided these staff who struggled into work in extreme conditions should be rewarded for doing so."