Senior staff salaries

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Dear Blackburn College,

Please can you provide

1. The number of staff you employed in December 2017 who were paid more than £60,000 pa.

2. The number of staff you employed in December 2017 who were paid more than £50,000 pa

3. The total number of staff you employed in December 2017.

4. The total annual salary bill for the staff identified in Q3 above.

5. The names , positions and salaries of all senior staff paid over £60000 pa (to the nearest £5000) For all currently employed staff.

6. The names, positions and salaries of all senior staff paid over £60,000 pa (to the nearest £5000) who have left your organisation within the last 3 years

7. For all the staff identified in Q6 above – please sate the amount of any redundancy payments, strain on pension fund payments or other payments made when they left.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Ainsworth

Dear Blackburn College,

Please acknowledge receipt of the request dated 19th December 2017 which has been delivered to the FOI e-mail address for Blackburn College.

I look forward to receiving the information no later than January 22nd 2018 as prescribed within the FOI Act.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Ainsworth

Alison Alcroft, Blackburn College

1 Atodiad

Message sent on behalf of Jennifer Eastham, Vice Principal – Finance and
Corporate Services

 

Dear Mike Ainsworth

I am writing to confirm receipt of your Freedom of Information request
submitted on 19 December 2017.

We will respond to you within 20 working days of receipt, by 19 January
2018.

 

Many Thanks

Alison

 

Alison Alcroft

PA to Jennifer Eastham, Vice Principal - Finance and Corporate Services

PA to Nicola Clayton, Director of Business Development and External
Engagement

Blackburn College

Feilden Street

Blackburn

BB2 1LH

 

Tel:    01254 292906

Email: [1][email address]

 

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From: The Hub <[3][Blackburn College request email]>
Date: 19 December 2017 at 14:31:04 GMT
To: Jennifer Eastham <[4][email address]>
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information request - Senior staff salaries

FYI
Regards
The Hub

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Alison Alcroft, Blackburn College

1 Atodiad

Message sent on behalf of Jennifer Eastham, Vice Principal – Finance and
Corporate Services

 

Dear Mike Ainsworth

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received by email on 19
December 2017.

 

Colleges are required to provide information relating to how many staff
earn over £60k per annum, plus details of key management personnel and
Senior Post Holders and any redundancy payments made to those staff in the
notes to the financial statements which are published on the College
website each year.

 

Therefore the information requested is accessible (Section 21 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000) in the Annual Accounts published here:
[1]https://www.blackburn.ac.uk/media/8821/b....

 

Names and job titles of Senior Management within the organisation can be
found on the College website here:
[2]https://www.blackburn.ac.uk/about-us/cor...

 

The Financial Statements for the academic year 2017/18, will not be
available for publication until late December 2018 following approval of
the End of Year Financial Statements by the Corporation Board.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request or would like to
request an internal review of our response, please write to:

 

Vice Principal – Finance and Corporate Services

Blackburn College

Feilden Street

Blackburn

BB2 1LH

Email: [3][email address]

 

You can also obtain further information from the Information Commissioner
at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF 
Tel:   0303 123 1113
Website: [4]www.ico.gov.uk

Enquiries: [5]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

 

Yours sincerely

 

Alison Alcroft

PA to Jennifer Eastham, Vice Principal - Finance and Corporate Services

PA to Nicola Clayton, Director of Business Development and External
Engagement

Blackburn College

Feilden Street

Blackburn

BB2 1LH

 

Tel:    01254 292906

Email: [6][email address]

 

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From: Alison Alcroft
Sent: 08 January 2018 10:36
To: '[FOI #453251 email]'
Cc: Jennifer Eastham
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information request - Senior staff salaries

 

Message sent on behalf of Jennifer Eastham, Vice Principal – Finance and
Corporate Services

 

Dear Mike Ainsworth

I am writing to confirm receipt of your Freedom of Information request
submitted on 19 December 2017.

We will respond to you within 20 working days of receipt, by 19 January
2018.

 

Many Thanks

Alison

 

Alison Alcroft

PA to Jennifer Eastham, Vice Principal - Finance and Corporate Services

PA to Nicola Clayton, Director of Business Development and External
Engagement

Blackburn College

Feilden Street

Blackburn

BB2 1LH

 

Tel:    01254 292906

Email: [8][email address]

 

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From: The Hub <[10][Blackburn College request email]>
Date: 19 December 2017 at 14:31:04 GMT
To: Jennifer Eastham <[11][email address]>
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information request - Senior staff salaries

FYI
Regards
The Hub

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Dear Alison Alcroft,thank you for the response I believe some of the points in the request remain unanswered. The link to website identifying staff doesn’t say if they fit in to the categories requested. Please arrange for an internal review of the request to provide the requested information to all points in the original information request.

In addition the following is noted from your response.

1. - not clarified in the response.

2. - not clarified in the response.

3. - Not clarified in the response.

4. - Some information available in the accounts.

5. Not clearly identified from the response provided. The accounts name some executive staff it’s unclear if the salaries paid and if they are included in the request.

6. Not provided in the response.

7. Not provided in the response.

I look forward to receiving the outcome of the internal review.

Yours sincerely,

Mike Ainsworth

Alison Alcroft, Blackburn College

Dear Mike Ainsworth

Thank you for your email dated 18 January 2018.

We will instruct an independent member of the team to conduct an internal review of your initial request and the response.
We aim to respond to you with an outcome to this request within two weeks of receipt.

Yours sincerely

Alison Alcroft
PA to Jennifer Eastham, Vice Principal - Finance and Corporate Services
PA to Nicola Clayton, Director of Business Development and External Engagement
Blackburn College
Feilden Street
Blackburn
BB2 1LH

Tel: 01254 292906
Email: [email address]

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Alison Alcroft, Blackburn College

1 Atodiad

Message sent on behalf of Nicola Clayton, Director of Business Development
and External Engagement

 

Dear Mike Ainsworth

 

We write further to your request for an internal review of our response to
your Freedom of Information request, received by email on 18 January 2018.

 

We confirm that we have reviewed your Freedom of Information request,
which was received by email on 19 December 2018 (your Request), and our
response to your Freedom of Information request, which we provided by
email on 18 January 2018 (our Response).

 

As set out in the Response, the information requested relating to the
numbers of staff whose salaries exceed £60,000 per annum, the names of
senior management, key management personnel and senior post holders, and
redundancy payments made to those staff, is reasonably accessible to you
otherwise than under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the
Act), by virtue of its publication on the websites linked in our Response
and elsewhere. It therefore falls within the remit of section 21 of the
Act and is exempt information. To the extent that some of the information
requested in your Request has not yet been published (i.e. the financial
statements for the academic year 2017/18), this is held by the College
with a view to its publication in December 2018, which future publication
was intended at the time of your Request. Those financial statements have
not yet been approved by the Corporation Board and so it is reasonable in
all the circumstances for that information to be withheld from disclosure
until December 2018. All three of the requirements in section 22(1) of the
Act are therefore met and this information is also exempt information.
Moreover, it is not our policy to publish information above that which is
already publically available.

 

In relation to point 3 in your Request, I can now confirm that the total
number of individual staff employed by the college in December 2017 was
929. It should be noted that this number is based upon employed staff,
irrespective of the number of hours that they work. If this number is
compared to the Financial Statements it should be noted that the
disclosure is based upon full time equivalent positions and is an average
between the start and end of a 12 month period. This basis forms part of
the audited Financial Statements and is therefore verified by a firm of
Chartered Accountants.

 

To the extent that the information in your Request has not been disclosed
either in our Response or above, it is exempt information by virtue of
section 40 and/or section 43 of the Act. In particular, to the extent that
it is not otherwise accessible to you, the information requested in points
2, 5, 6 and 7 of your request is personal data which meets the first
condition as set out in section 40(3), in that it constitutes personal
data, the disclosure of which to you would contravene the data protection
principles set out in the Data Protection Act 1998. Moreover, the
disclosure of some of the information requested in your Request would be
likely to prejudice the commercial interests not only of the College, but
also of the individual members of staff to whom it relates.

 

Having reviewed your Request and our Response, we can confirm that, to the
extent that the information requested has not been disclosed in our
Request or above, it is exempt information and we are therefore not
required by the Act to disclose it.

 

You can obtain further information from the ICO at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113

Web: [1]www.ico.gov.uk

Enquiries: [2]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

 

Yours sincerely

 

Alison Alcroft

PA to Jennifer Eastham, Vice Principal - Finance and Corporate Services

PA to Nicola Clayton, Director of Business Development and External
Engagement

Blackburn College

Feilden Street

Blackburn

BB2 1LH

 

Tel:    01254 292906

Email: [3][email address]

 

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Dear Alison Alcroft,

Is it possible to provide the information requested in an an easily readable format, with clear responses to each point without the extended legal jargon you have included in your response please?

The freedom of information act requires you to respond in a clear manner with only the requested information. The request is a straightforward request for information where, in most cases, the response is unlikely to be more than one sentence.

The Information Commissioner’s website has a clear guide on what should be provided https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/gui...

Yours sincerely,

Mike Ainsworth

Alison Alcroft, Blackburn College


Thankyou for your email, I am currently on annual leave and will respond
on my return on Monday 5 February 2018. If you require an immediate
response, please contact Anna Jarratt on 01254 292103.

Regards,

Alison Alcroft
PA to Jennifer Eastham - Vice Principal  - Finance and Corporate Services
PA to Nicola Clayton - Director of Business Development and External
Engagement
Blackburn College
Feilden Street
Blackburn
BB2 1LH
Email: [email address]
Tel: 01254 292906

The information in this email is confidential and legally privileged,
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Alison Alcroft, Blackburn College

1 Atodiad

Message sent on behalf of Nicola Clayton, Director of Business Development
and External Engagement

 

Dear Mike Ainsworth

Further to your request of 2 February 2018 requesting the information
provided in the communication of 1 February 2018 be provided in a clearer
format.

 

We write further to your request for an internal review of our response to
your Freedom of Information request, received by email on 18 January 2018.
 
We confirm that we have reviewed your Freedom of Information request,
which was received by email on 19 December 2017, and our response to your
Freedom of Information request, which we provided by email on 18 January
2018.

 

Following internal review I am satisfied with the response provided to you
on 18 January 2018.

 

The response advised that information requested is available on the
College website, it also provided web links to this information. As this
information can be accessed elsewhere it is exempt information (section 21
of the Act). Some of the information you have requested has not yet been
published, the example given is the College financial statements for the
academic year 2017/18 which are not expected to be approved by Corporation
Board until December 2018, it is therefore reasonable for this information
to be withheld from disclosure until December 2018. All three of the
requirements in section 22(1) of the Act are therefore met and this
information is also exempt information. It is not our policy to publish
information above that which is already publically available. (Your points
1, 2 and 4).

In relation to point 3 in your Request, I can now confirm that the total
number of individual staff employed by the college in December 2017 was
929. This number is based upon employed staff, irrespective of the number
of hours that they work. If this number is compared to the Financial
Statements it should be noted that the disclosure is based upon full time
equivalent positions and is an average between the start and end of a 12
month period. This basis forms part of the audited Financial Statements
and is therefore verified by a firm of Chartered Accountants.

The information requested in points 2, 5, 6 and 7 of your request
constitutes personal data, the disclosure of which to you would contravene
the data protection principles set out in the Data Protection Act 1998. It
would also be likely to prejudice the commercial interests not only of the
College, but also of the individual members of staff to whom it relates.
It is exempt information by virtue of section 40 and/or section 43 of the
Act.

 

Having reviewed your Request and our Response, we can confirm that, the
information requested has not been disclosed in our Request or above, it
is exempt information and we are therefore not required by the Act to
disclose it.

Alison Alcroft

PA to Jennifer Eastham, Vice Principal - Finance and Corporate Services

PA to Nicola Clayton, Director of Business Development and External
Engagement

Blackburn College

Feilden Street

Blackburn

BB2 1LH

 

Tel:    01254 292906

Email: [1][email address]

 

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