Dear Heriot-Watt University,
I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.
I would like to know the yearly salary of the deputy vice chancellor/s and how much that has increased since 2012, year-to-year.
I would be interested in any information held by your organization regarding my request. I understand that I do not have to specify files or documents and that it is the institution’s responsibility to provide the information I require. If you need further clarification, please contact me by email.
I would like to receive the information electronically.
If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify this by reference to specific exemptions of the Act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees.
I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing/by email that you have received this request. I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as outlined by the statute.
Thank you for your information request dated 23rd April 2018 regarding
senior management salaries and citing English legislation. We are a
Scottish University and your request has been handled under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
We, alongside other Scottish Universities, proactively publish this
information in our annual accounts which are on our website, free of
charge. This information is therefore exempt under Section 25(1)
Obtainable other than by requesting.
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