Agency Spend 2018/2019

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Lauren Beaumont

Dear Abingdon and Witney College,

Please can you provide me with your total agency spend so far in the 2018/2019 academic year along with a breakdown of which agencies that have been used and how much has been spent per agency.

Please also provide the total spend for permanent recruitment at the college , including the split between advertising, agency fees (including which agencies) and transfer fees etc.

Yours faithfully,

Lauren Beaumont

Ruth Reavley, Abingdon and Witney College

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Dear Lauren Beaumont

 

Thank you for your request for information dated and received on 10 June
2019 concerning Abingdon and Witney College.   This request is being
handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

In regard to your questions, I can neither confirm nor deny that Abingdon
and Witney College holds some of the information you requested.  A full
response, including indications of any exemptions claimed, will be
provided in once this request for clarification has been responded to. 

 

You have asked: Please can you provide me with your total agency spend so
far in the 2018/2019 academic year along with a breakdown of which
agencies that have been used and how much has been spent per agency.

 

Are you interested solely in expenditure on agencies offering permanent
recruitment (the subject of your second question), or had you a different
focus in mind, if so, please define what should be included in the term
“agency”.

 

Until we receive clarification, the College will consider this information
request to be suspended. The 20 working days to respond will commence when
we receive your clarification.

 

If we do not hear from you within one month of the date of this email we
will assume that you are no longer seeking access to this information and
the College will take no further action.

 

  

Yours sincerely 

Ruth Reavley 

Clerk to the Corporation Governors 

 

 

Ruth Reavley

Clerk to the Corporation Governors

Abingdon & Witney College | Wootton Road | Abingdon | Oxfordshire | OX14
1GG

01235 216 369 (Wednesday) | 01993 208 065 (Tuesday and Thursday)

 

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Lauren Beaumont

Dear Ruth Reavley,

Please see below clarification on the term "agency"

Any employment or recruitment agency that has supplied Abingdon and Whitney college with temporary/sessional or permanent staff this Academic Year.

Yours sincerely,

Lauren Beaumont

Ruth Reavley, Abingdon and Witney College

Dear Lauren

Thank you for t his clarification. We will proceed to process your request, noting effective date of 14 June 2019.

Ruth Reavley
Clerk to the Corporation Governors
Abingdon & Witney College | Wootton Road | Abingdon | Oxfordshire | OX14 1GG
01235 216 369 (Wednesday) | 01993 208 065 (Tuesday and Thursday)

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Our Reference: 2018-19 09

 

Dear Lauren Beaumont

 

Thank you for your request for information dated and received on 10 June
2019 concerning Abingdon and Witney College.  This request is being
handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

I am able to provide responses to your questions as follows:

 

o Please can you provide me with your total agency spend so far in the
2018/2019 academic year along with a breakdown of which agencies that
have been used and how much has been spent per agency.  Agency is
defined as “Any employment or recruitment agency that has supplied
Abingdon and Whitney college with temporary/sessional or permanent
staff this Academic Year”.

 

£31,168.70 is the agency spend in 18/19 so far across 5 agencies.  Due to
commercial confidences, we will not be providing names of organisations we
do business with.

 

o Please also provide the total spend for permanent recruitment at the
college , including the split between advertising, agency fees
(including which agencies) and transfer fees etc.

 

Advertising:

Yearly AoC subscription = £4,750 + VAT

3x Oxford Job Fairs = £295 + VAT (x3)

FE Week advert = £295 + VAT

 

So total £5,930 (£7,116 inc VAT)

 

No transfer fees.

 

Agency fees above.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Ruth Reavley

Clerk to the Corporation Governors

Abingdon & Witney College | Wootton Road | Abingdon | Oxfordshire | OX14
1GG

01235 216 369 (Wednesday) | 01993 208 065 (Tuesday and Thursday)

 

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