Staff Salaries 2017

[Name removed] (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Shrewsbury Colleges Group

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[Name removed] (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Shrewsbury Sixth Form College,

Please could you provide:
1. The total number of staff employed in 2017

2. The current total annual salary bill

3. The number of staff currently employed at Shrewsbury College Group who are paid between £50000 PA and £70000 PA

4. The number of staff currently employed in at Shrewsbury College Group who are paid more than £70000 PA

5. The positions and salaries of staff paid over £70000 PA (to the nearest £5000) for all currently employed staff

6. Positions and salaries of all staff paid over £70000 PA (to the nearest £5000) who have left your organisation within the last 5 years.

7. For all the staff identified in 5. and 6. above, please state the position, payment amount (to the nearest £1000), month and year, paid in addition to salary (e.g. bonuses, pay rewards), in the last 5 years.

8. For all the staff identified in 5. and 6. above, please provide the positions and benefits, (e.g. company car), received in addition to standard employee benefits.

9. For all the staff identified in 6. above, please state the position, amount of any redundancy payments, strain on pension fund payments or other payments made when they left.

Yours faithfully,

[name removed] [name removed]

Dear [name removed],

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request. I can confirm it has been received by the College today.

I can also confirm that the College holds the data you have requested.

I will provide a response to your request within 20 working days.

Best regards,

Mark Brown
Group Vice Principal Information & Strategic Development
E [email address]
T 01743 342 301 | 01743 342 342

London Road Campus, Shrewsbury College,
Shrewsbury, SY2 6PR

Shrewsbury College | Shrewsbury Sixth Form College

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Mark Brown,

Dear [name removed],

Further to my previous email please find below our response to your request.

1. The total number of staff employed in 2017

501 staff have been employed in financial year August 2016 to July 2017

2. The current total annual salary bill

The total salary bill in the financial year August 2016 to July 2017 was £14,789,000

3. The number of staff currently employed at Shrewsbury College Group who are paid between £50000 PA and £70000 PA

The total number of staff employed at Shrewsbury Colleges Group paid between £50,000 PA and £70,000 PA is 1

4. The number of staff currently employed in at Shrewsbury College Group who are paid more than £70000 PA

The total number of staff employed at Shrewsbury Colleges Group paid over £70,000 PA is 7

5. The positions and salaries of staff paid over £70000 PA (to the nearest £5000) for all currently employed staff

The College does hold this information. However, we believe it to be exempt from release due to a combination of Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act and Schedule 1 of the Data Protection Act. Given the limited number of staff and information available publicly, we feel that even anonymised data could be easily attributed to individuals and their rights under the Data Protection Act would be breached.

6. Positions and salaries of all staff paid over £70000 PA (to the nearest £5000) who have left your organisation within the last 5 years.

The College does hold this information. However, we believe it to be exempt from release due to a combination of Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act and Schedule 1 of the Data Protection Act. Given the limited number of staff and information available publicly, we feel that even anonymised data could be easily attributed to individuals and their rights under the Data Protection Act would be breached.

7. For all the staff identified in 5. and 6. above, please state the position, payment amount (to the nearest £1000), month and year, paid in addition to salary (e.g. bonuses, pay rewards), in the last 5 years.

The College does hold this information. However, we believe it to be exempt from release due to a combination of Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act and Schedule 1 of the Data Protection Act. Given the limited number of staff and information available publicly, we feel that even anonymised data could be easily attributed to individuals and their rights under the Data Protection Act would be breached.

8. For all the staff identified in 5. and 6. above, please provide the positions and benefits, (e.g. company car), received in addition to standard employee benefits.

The College does hold this information. However, we believe it to be exempt from release due to a combination of Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act and Schedule 1 of the Data Protection Act. Given the limited number of staff and information available publicly, we feel that even anonymised data could be easily attributed to individuals and their rights under the Data Protection Act would be breached.

9. For all the staff identified in 6. above, please state the position, amount of any redundancy payments, strain on pension fund payments or other payments made when they left.

The College does hold this information. However, we believe it to be exempt from release due to a combination of Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act and Schedule 1 of the Data Protection Act. Given the limited number of staff and information available publicly, we feel that even anonymised data could be easily attributed to individuals and their rights under the Data Protection Act would be breached.

We believe this response fulfils our obligations whilst appropriately applying exemptions within the FOI Act where appropriate.

Best regards,

 
Mark Brown
Group Vice Principal Information & Strategic Development
E [email address]
T 01743 342 301 |  01743 342 342

London Road Campus, Shrewsbury College,
Shrewsbury, SY2 6PR
 
Shrewsbury College |  Shrewsbury Sixth Form College

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[Name removed] (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Shrewsbury Sixth Form College,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Shrewsbury Sixth Form College's handling of my FOI request 'Staff Salaries 2017'.

Your conclusion not to publish the salary band and position of each staff member that falls into my requests ( 5 -9 ) is clearly contrary to guidance from the Information Commissioner, which states, "More senior staff who are responsible for major policy and financial initiatives can expect greater scrutiny of their pay than more junior employees.".
The guidance goes on: "Factors to consider include ... how senior their role is ... and whether they are responsible for major policy decisions."
In April 2011, Northumbria University received an identical FOI request to the one I have made, and responded as you did, with the numbers of staff within each salary band. However, in a subsequent internal review they agreed to release individuals' salaries in £5000 bands, stating that "the format in which the information was supplied, numbers of people &
within bands of f 10000," was inadequate: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/63...
I should also point out that as part of David Cameron's transparency agenda, central government is now required to publish the salary (in £5000 bands) of each named member of the senior civil service: see http://www.transparency.culture.gov.uk/c... for example.

I look forward to receiving the information I have requested within 20 working days, failing that, I shall be referring this matter to the ICO.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

[name removed] [name removed]

Mark Brown,

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Dear [name removed],

Thank you for your email to request an Internal Review of our response to
your request - Staff Salaries 2017. I acknowledge that we have received
your request on Tuesday 19^th December 2017.

We are happy to review our decision to apply an exemption to questions 5-9
of your original request. We will respond to you within 20 working days.
Please be aware that the College is closed during the Christmas period.
College closure days do not count as working days, as stated within the
College’s Freedom of Information Policy
([1]https://www.shrewsbury.ac.uk/images/down...).
Therefore, 20 working days will have elapsed on 23^rd January 2018,
although we will endeavour to respond well within this time.

Best regards,

 

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Mark Brown

Group Vice Principal Information & Strategic Development

E [3][email address]

T 01743 342 301 |  01743 342 342

 

London Road Campus, Shrewsbury College,
Shrewsbury, SY2 6PR

 

[4]Shrewsbury College |  [5]Shrewsbury Sixth Form College

 

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[Name removed] (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Mark Brown,

This request is no longer current and the information supplied is acceptable

Yours sincerely,

[name removed] [name removed]