Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request

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Georgia Whitaker

Dear Aberystwyth University,

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 Whitaker

Info Compliance [infstaff], Aberystwyth University

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Dear Ms Whitaker,

 

Thank you for your request for information, received by Aberystwyth
University on 30^th June 2017, in which you requested the following
information:

 

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

 

You will receive a response as soon as possible, and in any event not
later than in 20 working days (31^st July 2017). 

 

Yours sincerely,              

 

Julie Archer

 

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Julie Archer Julie Archer

Rheolwr Cofnodion Records Manager
   

Llyfrgell Hugh Owen Hugh Owen Library 

Prifysgol Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth University,

Penglais, Penglais,

Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth,

SY23 3DZ SY23 3DZ

DU UK

   

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Info Compliance [infstaff], Aberystwyth University

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Dear Ms Whitaker,

 

I am writing in response to your recent request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’).  Please accept my apologies
for the slight delay in providing this information.

 

1.     

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

Under section 21(1) of the Act, the University is not obliged to provide
this information if it is reasonably accessible by other means.  The
information you requested is available via the University’s Annual
Financial Statements:
[1]https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/finance/financ...

With regard to the 2016/17 year, this information is exempt under section
22(1)(a) of the Act as it is intended for future publication and will be
made available at the above link by the end of this calendar year.

ii)      The number of these individuals who are women.

As per the 2015/16 annual accounts linked to above, one.

2.    The total remuneration* of the highest paid employee.

Under section 21(1) of the Act, the University is not obliged to provide
this information if it is reasonably accessible by other means.  The
information you requested is available via the University’s Annual
Financial Statements:
[2]https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/finance/financ...

With regard to the 2016/17 year, this information is exempt under section
22(1)(a) of the Act as it is intended for future publication and will be
made available at the above link by the end of this calendar year.

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].

1074 (of these, 695 are part of a student employability programme, where
individuals earn between NMW and £12.94 depending on the tasks
undertaken).

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

493 (of whom 324 are part of a student employability scheme and can earn
up to £12.94 per hour).

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].

Under section 1(1)(a) of the Act I can confirm that we do not hold this
information. 

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.

No, we do not. However, on 23 June 2017 the University’s Council signed up
to the Welsh Government ‘Code of Practice: Ethical Employment in Supply
Chains’, which requires the University to “consider paying all staff the
Living Wage Foundation’s Living Wage as a minimum and encourage our
suppliers to do the same”.

4.     

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

775 (of whom 695 are part of a student employability scheme and can earn
up to £12.94 per hour).

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

370 (of whom 324 are part of a student employability scheme and can earn
up to £12.94 per hour).

5.     

i)        The number of apprentices employed by your university.

0

ii)      The lowest remuneration* received by apprentices employed by your
university.

N/A

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

1:20.7 (based on how many times the lowest salary can go into the highest
salary)

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

1:8.18 (based on how many times the median salary can go into the highest
salary)

 

**Please note that the data provided in response to questions 3-7 is at
the end of July 2017.**

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Julie Archer

 

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Julie Archer Julie Archer

Rheolwr Cofnodion Records Manager
   

Llyfrgell Hugh Owen Hugh Owen Library 

Prifysgol Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth University,

Penglais, Penglais,

Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth,

SY23 3DZ SY23 3DZ

DU UK

   

Ffôn: +44 (0) 1970 62 8593 Tel: +44 (0) 1970 62 8593

Gwefan: [4]http://www.aber.ac.uk/cy/infocompliance/ Website: [5]http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/infocompliance/

http://archiveshub.ac.uk/contributors/ab... http://archiveshub.ac.uk/contributors/ab...

Twitter: @AberUniArchives Twitter: @AberUniArchives

 

 

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Un o’r 4 prifysgol uchaf yn y DU a’r orau yng Nghymru am fodlonrwydd
myfyrwyr.
(Arolwg Cenedlaethol y Myfyrwyr 2016)
www.aber.ac.uk

Top 4 UK university and best in Wales for student satisfaction
(National Student Survey 2016)
www.aber.ac.uk

References

Visible links
1. https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/finance/financ...
2. https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/finance/financ...
3. http://www.aber.ac.uk/
4. http://www.aber.ac.uk/cy/infocompliance/
5. http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/infocompliance/

Georgia Whitaker

Dear Info Compliance [infstaff],
Thank you for your email.
Could you please specify exactly what page and where on the page
A) the total remuneration* of the highest paid employee
B) The number of individuals employed by the university who receive
total remuneration* of £140,000 pa or more
can be located, as this is a very lengthy document.

Yours sincerely,

Georgia Whitaker

Info Compliance [infstaff], Aberystwyth University

Dear Ms Whitaker,

The relevant information can be found in section 7, pages 27 and 28.

Yours sincerely,

Julie Archer

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Georgia Whitaker

Dear Info Compliance [infstaff],

Thank you for this clarification.

Yours sincerely,

Georgia Whitaker

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