John Lewis Partnership staff gave a huge cheer this morning as the retailer revealed this year's bonus stood at 10 per cent - down on last year's 11 per cent boost.
More than 91,000 JLP partners - who work for both the eponymous department store and Waitrose - applauded as the figure was revealed from a giant envelope at the Oxford Street flagship this morning.
Karen Lord, managing director of the branch, said both businesses had experienced a "challenging year" but still managed to gain market share.
It is the most eagerly anticipated announcement of the year for those who work in the company, and previous years has seen figures pulled out of the envelope go well into the high teens.
Ever wondered how that bonus has changed over the years? Here's how it compares over the last century.