Dear Peterhouse, Cambridge,

This is a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Could you please provide the following pieces of information:

1) For the following dates, the exact lowest hourly wage (excluding benefits) paid by the college to workers (employees or casual workers), over the age of 18, who are not trainees or apprentices, not including holiday pay.
a) 31/05/20
b) 31/08/20
c) 25/03/21

2) Please outline any cash benefits that were given to workers (employees or casual workers) paid your lowest hourly wage, who are over the age of 18, and who are not trainees or apprentices, in the year prior to March 25th 2021 and how these are allocated.

3) For the following dates, the number of workers (employees or casual workers), if any, over the age of 18, who are paid by the college and paid below £9.30 per hour.
a) 31/05/20
b) 31/08/20
c) 25/03/21

4) For the following dates, the percentage of workers (employees or casual workers) in the college in non-academic/administrative positions who are over the age of 18 and paid below £9.30 per hour.
a) 31/05/20
b) 31/08/20
c) 25/03/21

5) As of March 25th 2021, any benefits given to workers paid below £9.30 per hour. This could include, but is not restricted to, things like: meals, paid holidays, healthcare and dental schemes, uniforms, car parking, bonuses, cycle purchase schemes, etc.

6) As of March 25th 2021, are there any conditions for benefits given to workers paid below £9.30 per hour. This could include, but is not restricted to: probation periods, minimum employment times, minimum work amounts, good behaviour.

7) The name(s) of any external employment agencies used to provide staff in the year prior to March 25th 2021.

8) If the college uses any external employment agencies to provide staff, the number of contracted staff who worked 2 or more hours a day, in any day of the week, for 8 or more consecutive weeks, in the year prior to March 25th 2021, who were paid below £9.30 per hour.

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Thank you very much for your assistance with this request. If you would like any clarification on the information I have asked for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Please confirm upon receipt of this email.

Yours faithfully,

Malcolm N Giles

Liz Wake, Peterhouse, Cambridge

Thank you for your FOI request received today. We will reply within the statutory 20 day period.

Liz Wake
College Secretary

Tel: 01223 338202
Peterhouse
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
CB2 1RD

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Liz Wake, Peterhouse, Cambridge

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Dear Mr Giles

 

Further to your FOI request received on 26 March, our HR and payroll team
has kindly provided the data as follow (shown in red):

 

1) For the following dates, the exact lowest hourly wage (excluding
benefits) paid by the college to workers (employees or casual workers),
over the age of 18, who are not trainees or apprentices, not including
holiday pay.

 

a) 31/05/20  £8.72 Library Assistants (our students) and Casual Waiters

 

b) 31/08/20  £8.72       "            "      (casual waiters increased to
£9.30 from 1/8/20)

 

c) 25/03/21  £8.72       "            "     (increasing to £8.91 from
1/4/21)

 

2) Please outline any cash benefits that were given to workers (employees
or casual workers) paid your lowest hourly wage, who are over the age of
18, and who are not trainees or apprentices, in the year prior to March
25th 2021 and how these are allocated.

 

Meals on duty, parking and uniform for Casual Waiters.  None for Library
Assistants.

 

3) For the following dates, the number of workers (employees or casual
workers), if any, over the age of 18, who are paid by the college and paid
below £9.30 per hour.

 

a) 31/05/20  Library Assistants x 9 paid £8.72 (although not working as
library is closed)  Waiters x 13

 

b) 31/08/20  Library Assistants x 9 paid £8.72 (although not working as
library is closed)  Waiters hourly rate increased to £9.30 from 1/8/20

 

c) 25/03/21   Library Assistants x 9 paid £8.72 (although not working as
library is closed)

 

 

4) For the following dates, the percentage of workers (employees or casual
workers) in the college in non-academic/administrative positions who are
over the age of 18 and paid below £9.30 per hour.

 

a) 31/05/20  zero percent as no library assistants or waiters were working
at this time (these are the two groups paid £8.72)

 

b) 31/08/20  zero percent as no library assistants were working at this
time (3 waiters working but all earning £9.30)

 

c) 25/03/21  zero percent as no library assistants were working at this
time (3 waiters working but all earning £9.30)

 

 

5) As of March 25th 2021, any benefits given to workers paid below £9.30
per hour. This could include, but is not restricted to, things like:
meals, paid holidays, healthcare and dental schemes, uniforms, car
parking, bonuses, cycle purchase schemes, etc.

 

Waiters receive paid holidays, meals on duty, parking and uniform but are
paid £9.30 Library Assistants receive paid holiday.

 

6) As of March 25th 2021, are there any conditions for benefits given to
workers paid below £9.30 per hour. This could include, but is not
restricted to: probation periods, minimum employment times, minimum work
amounts, good behaviour.

 

None

 

7) The name(s) of any external employment agencies used to provide staff
in the year prior to March 25th 2021.

 

None

 

8) If the college uses any external employment agencies to provide staff,
the number of contracted staff who worked 2 or more hours a day, in any
day of the week, for 8 or more consecutive weeks, in the year prior to
March 25th 2021, who were paid below £9.30 per hour.

 

None

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Liz Wake

College Secretary

 

Tel: 01223 338202

Peterhouse

Trumpington Street

Cambridge

CB2 1RD

 

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