Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request

Georgia Hughes made this Freedom of Information request to University of Surrey

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Dear University of Surrey,

Please could you send the following information as outlined in the Freedom of Information Act for the year ending 1st April July 2017, or for the financial year in which 1st April 2017 falls. If information for that period is not yet available, please use the most recent information you have. Please specify what period this information refers to at the beginning of your answer.
1. i) The number of individuals employed by the university who receive total remuneration* of £140,000 pa or more.
ii) The number of these individuals who are women.
2. The total remuneration* of the highest paid employee.
3. i) The number of individuals directly employed by the university who are paid less than the Living Wage of £8.45 per hour [or £9.75 per hour within Greater London].
ii) The number of these individuals (paid less than Living Wage) who are women.
iii) If available, the number of individuals employed by outside contractors to provide services at your university who are paid less than the Living Wage of £8.45 per hour [or £9.75 per hour within Greater London].
iv) Whether your university has a policy to require on-site staff working for external contractors to be paid Living Wage rates as a minimum.
4. i) The number of employees paid at exactly the National Minimum Wage, including those employed by outside contractors to work at your university.
ii) The number of these individuals (paid at exactly National Minimum Wage) who are women.
5. i) The number of apprentices employed by your university.
ii) The lowest remuneration* received by apprentices employed by your university.
6. The ratio between the total remuneration* of the highest-paid employee and the total remuneration* of the lowest-paid employee.
7. The ratio between the total remuneration* of the highest-paid employee and the total remuneration* of the median-paid employee.
*[adapted from the government's definition of remuneration (for local authority chief officers) under section 43 of the Localism Act 2011] Remuneration meaning:
(a)salary or, in the case of an individual engaged under a contract for services, payments made by the university to the individual those services,
(b)any bonuses payable by the university to the individual,
(c)any charges, fees or allowances payable by the authority to the individual,
(d)any benefits in kind to which the individual is entitled as a result of their office or employment,
(e)any increase in or enhancement of the individual's pension entitlement where the increase or enhancement is as a result of a resolution of the university, and
(f)any amounts payable by the university to the individual on the individual ceasing to hold office under or be employed by the university, other than amounts that may be payable by virtue of any enactment.
(g) calculated as full-time equivalent

Yours faithfully,

Georgia Hughes

University of Surrey

Dear Georgia Hughes

Thank you for your request for information.

We will send a reply within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely

Kay Butcher

Information Compliance Unit
Old Estates Building
University of Surrey
Guildford
GU2 7XH

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University of Surrey

Dear Georgia Hughes

I am writing in reply to your request for information dated 7 July.

Here are the University's replies to your questions:

1. i) The number of individuals employed by the university who receive total remuneration* of £140,000 pa or more.
18 employees

ii) The number of these individuals who are women.
1 employee

2. The total remuneration* of the highest paid employee.
This figure relates to the President and Vice-Chancellor. Details are published in the Financial Statements on the University's website at
https://www.surrey.ac.uk/about/managemen... Please see page 31 of the latest Statement.

3. i) The number of individuals directly employed by the university who are paid less than the Living Wage of £8.45 per hour [or £9.75 per hour within Greater London].
55 employees

ii) The number of these individuals (paid less than Living Wage) who are women.
23 employees

iii) If available, the number of individuals employed by outside contractors to provide services at your university who are paid less than the Living Wage of £8.45 per hour [or £9.75 per hour within Greater London].
N/A

iv) Whether your university has a policy to require on-site staff working for external contractors to be paid Living Wage rates as a minimum.
N/A

4. i) The number of employees paid at exactly the National Minimum Wage, including those employed by outside contractors to work at your university.
0

ii) The number of these individuals (paid at exactly National Minimum Wage) who are women.
N/A

5. i) The number of apprentices employed by your university.
Less than 5

ii) The lowest remuneration* received by apprentices employed by your university.
£7,800 per annum

6. The ratio between the total remuneration* of the highest-paid employee and the total remuneration* of the lowest-paid employee.
24.2 : 1

7. The ratio between the total remuneration* of the highest-paid employee and the total remuneration* of the median-paid employee.
9.83 : 1

Yours sincerely

Kay Butcher

Information Compliance Unit
Old Estates Building
University of Surrey
Guildford
GU2 7XH

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