And the bonus number is...

As the silly season kicks in, Finbarr Bermingham reports on the first big bonus news of 2012

Along with football's January transfer window, the bonus season has become a relatively recent annotation on British calendars and as those with a passing interest in either will confirm, both have the capacity to send blood pressures through the roof. Last week, with football fans starved of activity, the first bonus figure of the season was announced to a nation hungry for news. Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Stephen Hester was offered