Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request

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Georgia Whitaker

Dear University of Reading,

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

IMPS, University of Reading

Dear Ms Whitaker,

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for information below and to let you know it is being processed.

We'll get back to you as soon as we can, but in any case within 20 working days from 5th July 2017.

In the meantime, if you wish to add any further details or check on progress, please reply to this message without altering the 'Subject:' line, so that we can track your input and respond promptly.

Yours sincerely,

Rebecca Daniells

Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS), University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH
t: +44 (0)118 378 8981 www.reading.ac.uk/foia

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IMPS, University of Reading

Dear Ms Whitaker,
 
We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request.
 
We can confirm that we do hold some information of the description
specified in your request. Our responses are given below each limb of your
request below.
 
We are required to include details of our complaints procedures, including
your rights to apply to the Information Commissioner.  The procedure is
detailed in our Freedom of Information and Environmental Information
Regulations policy on the web at
[1]www.reading.ac.uk/freedom-of-information-policy
 
If we are unable to resolve any complaint, you can complain to the
Information Commissioner, the independent body who oversees the access to
information regimes:
 
Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
 
Email: [2][email address]
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Rebecca Daniells
IMPS Officer
 
Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS), University of Reading,
Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH
[3][University of Reading request email]    t: +44 (0)118 378 8981   
[4]www.reading.ac.uk/foia
 
 

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Georgia Whitaker

Dear IMPS,

Thank you for the information provided thus far.

In relation to your most recently published financial records, could you please let me know which pages I can find information in question, namely:
1. The number of individuals employed by the university who receive total remuneration* of £140,000 pa or more.
2. The total remuneration* of the highest paid employee.

In relation to your procurement policy, could you please let me know which page details whether you have a policy to require on-site staff working for external contractors to be paid Living Wage rates as a minimum, or not.

This specification has been provided by other universities, and would be greatly appreciated from yourselves too.

Yours sincerely,

Georgia Whitaker

IMPS, University of Reading

Dear Georgia

Thank you for your reply.

Please see comments under each of your questions below.

Kind regards,

Sinead Latham

Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS), University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH
t: +44 (0)118 378 8981 www.reading.ac.uk/foia

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