Employment Conditions 2021

Chloe SU made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Clare College, Cambridge

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Dear Clare College, Cambridge,

I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for information relating to your employment practices. I would like to know the following:

1. As of February 26th 2021, the exact lowest hourly wage (excluding benefits) paid by the college to workers (employees or casual workers), over the age of 18, who are not trainees or apprentices, not including holiday pay.

2. As of February 26th 2021, the number of workers (employees or casual workers), if any, in the college in non-academic/administrative positions who are over the age of 18 and paid below £9.50 per hour.

3. As of February 26th 2021, the percentage of workers (employees or casual workers) in the college in non-academic/administrative positions who are over the age of 18 and paid below £9.50 per hour.

4. The name(s) of any external employment agencies used to provide staff in the two years prior to January 2021.

5. If the college uses any external employment agencies to provide staff, the number of contracted staff who worked 2 or more hours a day, in any day of the week, for 12 or more consecutive weeks, in the year prior to February 1st 2020.

6. If the college uses any external employment agencies to provide staff, the number of contracted staff who worked 2 or more hours a day, in any day of the week, for 12 or more consecutive weeks, in the year prior to February 1st 2020, who were paid below £9.50 per hour.

7. The total number of staff who earned over £50,000 in the most recent financial year

8. The total number of staff who earned over £80,000 in the most recent financial year.
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Yours faithfully,

Chloe Newbold

Emma R. Easterbrook, Clare College, Cambridge

Dear Ms Newbold,

 

Re: Freedom of Information request - Employment Conditions 2021

 

I refer to your e-mail below dated 26 February 2021, the contents of which
are noted.  The response on behalf of Clare College regarding your request
for information made under the Freedom of Information Act 2020 is as
follows:

 

1.       As of February 26th 2021, the exact lowest hourly wage (excluding
benefits) paid by the college to workers (employees or casual workers),
over the age of 18, who are not trainees or apprentices, not including
holiday pay.

£9.50.

 

2.       As of February 26th 2021, the number of workers (employees or
casual workers), if any, in the college in non-academic/administrative
positions who are over the age of 18 and paid below £9.50 per hour.

0-5.

 

3.       As of February 26th 2021, the percentage of workers (employees or
casual workers) in the college in non-academic/administrative positions
who are over the age of 18 and paid below £9.50 per hour.

0-5.

 

4.       The name(s) of any external employment agencies used to provide
staff in the two years prior to January 2021.

This information is exempt under section 43(2) of the Act.  The College
has considered the ‘prejudice test’ and the facts of this case and is
satisfied that it would, or would be likely to, prejudice or harm the
commercial interests of both the College and any external employment
agencies used to provide staff in the two years prior to January 2021.  As
you will be aware the procurement of goods and services by a public
authority are usually considered to be commercially sensitive.  For the
sake of completeness the College has also considered the public interests
test but on balance has decided that it does not outweigh the decision to
exempt this information.

 

5.       If the college uses any external employment agencies to provide
staff, the number of contracted staff who worked 2 or more hours a day, in
any day of the week, for 12 or more consecutive weeks, in the year prior
to February 1st 2020.

0-5.

 

6.       If the college uses any external employment agencies to provide
staff, the number of contracted staff who worked 2 or more hours a day, in
any day of the week, for 12 or more consecutive weeks, in the year prior
to February 1st 2020, who were paid below £9.50 per hour.

0-5.

 

7.       The total number of staff who earned over £50,000 in the most
recent financial year

0-5.

 

8.       The total number of staff who earned over £80,000 in the most
recent financial year.

0-5.

 

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decision.  Generally, the Commissioner will not entertain your complaint
unless you have exhausted any relevant internal review procedures.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Emma Easterbrook

 

Emma Easterbrook

Assistant Bursar

Clare College

Trinity Lane

Cambridge CB2 1TL

 

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