Pay Ratio 2013

Rustam Majainah made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Oxford Brookes University

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Dear Oxford Brookes University,

Please could you send the following information as outlined in the Freedom of Information Act for the year ending 31 July 2013, or for the financial year in which 31 July 2013 falls. If information for that period is not yet available, please use the most recent information you have. Please specify what period this information refers to at the beginning of your answer.

1. i) The number of individuals employed by the university who receive total remuneration* of £140,000 pa or more.

ii) The number of these individuals who are women.

2. The total remuneration* of the highest paid employee.

3. i) The number of individuals directly employed by the university who are paid less than the Living Wage of £7.65 per hour [or £8.80 per hour within Greater London].

ii) The number of these individuals (paid less than Living Wage) who are women.

iii) If available, the number of individuals employed by outside contractors to provide services at your university who are paid less than the Living Wage of £7.65 per hour [or £8.80 per hour within Greater London].

iv) Whether your university has a policy to require on-site staff working for external contractors to be paid Living Wage rates as a minimum.

4. i) The number of employees paid at exactly the National Minimum Wage, including those employed by outside contractors to work at your university.

ii) The number of these individuals (paid at exactly National Minimum Wage) who are women.

5. i) The number of apprentices employed by your university.

ii) The lowest remuneration* received by apprentices employed by your university.

6. The ratio between the total remuneration* of the highest-paid employee and the total remuneration* of the lowest-paid employee.

7. The ratio between the total remuneration* of the highest-paid employee and the total remuneration* of the median-paid employee.

*[adapted from the government's definition of remuneration (for local authority chief officers) under section 43 of the Localism Act 2011] Remuneration meaning:
(a)salary or, in the case of an individual engaged under a contract for services, payments made by the university to the individual those services,
(b)any bonuses payable by the university to the individual,
(c)any charges, fees or allowances payable by the authority to the individual,
(d)any benefits in kind to which the individual is entitled as a result of their office or employment,
(e)any increase in or enhancement of the individual's pension entitlement where the increase or enhancement is as a result of a resolution of the university, and
(f)any amounts payable by the university to the individual on the individual ceasing to hold office under or be employed by the university, other than amounts that may be payable by virtue of any enactment.
(g) calculated as full-time equivalent

Yours faithfully,

Rustam Majainah

Vanna Leathart, Oxford Brookes University

Dear Mr Majainah,

Freedom of Information Act Request - our reference 2014-097.

Thank you for your email dated 22nd June 2014 requesting information from
Oxford Brookes University about pay ratios.

The University will respond on or before 23rd July 2014, the date on which
the 20 working day response period permitted by the Freedom of Information
Act ends.

I may need to contact you again if the request needs to be clarified; this
is to ensure that we provide you with the information you require.

Please note that in certain cases some information you have requested may
not be provided to you; this will only be information that can be withheld
by law. In these cases the reasons will be explained to you along with
your copy of any information that can be released to you.

Yours Sincerely

Vanna Leathart

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Oxford Brookes Information Systems (OBIS)
Oxford Brookes University
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Vanna Leathart, Oxford Brookes University

Dear Mr Majainah,

Freedom of Information Act Request - our reference 2014-097.

Further to your email of 22nd June 2014 asking for information from Oxford
Brookes University about pay ratios, I am able to provide the following
information in response to your request.

You asked:

Please could you send the following information as outlined in the
Freedom of Information Act for the year ending 31 July 2013, or for the
financial year in which 31 July 2013 falls. If information for that
period is not yet available, please use the most recent information you
have. Please specify what period this information refers to at the
beginning of your answer.

All responses refer to the Financial year 2012-13, ending on 31st July
2013

1. i) The number of individuals employed by the university who receive
total remuneration* of £140,000 pa or more.

Answer:

1

ii) The number of these individuals who are women.

Answer:

1

2. The total remuneration* of the highest paid employee.

Answer:

£212,000

3. i) The number of individuals directly employed by the university who
are paid less than the Living Wage of £7.65 per hour [or £8.80 per hour
within Greater London].

Answer:

32

ii) The number of these individuals (paid less than Living Wage) who are
women.

Answer:

17

iii) If available, the number of individuals employed by outside
contractors to provide services at your university who are paid less
than the Living Wage of £7.65 per hour [or £8.80 per hour within Greater
London].

Answer:

Not available

iv) Whether your university has a policy to require on-site staff
working for external contractors to be paid Living Wage rates as a
minimum.

Answer:

We do not have such a policy.

4. i) The number of employees paid at exactly the National Minimum Wage,
including those employed by outside contractors to work at your
university.

Answer:

None

ii) The number of these individuals (paid at exactly National Minimum
Wage) who are women.

Answer:

N/A

5. i) The number of apprentices employed by your university.

Answer:

4

ii) The lowest remuneration* received by apprentices employed by your
university.

Answer:

£10,139 per annum

6. The ratio between the total remuneration* of the highest-paid
employee and the total remuneration* of the lowest-paid employee.

Answer:

212,000:10,139

7. The ratio between the total remuneration* of the highest-paid
employee and the total remuneration* of the median-paid employee.

Answer:

212,000:313,31

If this information does not address your requirements under the Freedom
of Information Act or you wish to complain about any aspect of the
handling of this request, then you should contact the undersigned in the
first instance. Should you remain dissatisfied, then you may apply for an
internal review by contacting the Director of Corporate Affairs at Oxford
Brookes University, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane, Oxford OX3 OBP (email:
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Please note that the Information Commissioner is unlikely to investigate
your case until the University’s internal review process has been
completed.

Yours sincerely

Vanna Leathart

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University Records Manager
Oxford Brookes Information Systems (OBIS)
Oxford Brookes University
Tel: +44 (0)1865 484046
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