Barclays awarded £2.38 billion in bonuses and other incentive awards to staff last year, up 10% from the £2.17 billion in 2012.
But the group's adjusted pre-tax earnings dropped by a quarter last year to £5.2 billion, falling short of analysts' forecasts.
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