Pay Ratio 2013

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Rustam Majainah

Dear Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh,

Please could you send the following information as outlined in the Freedom of Information Act for the year ending 31 July 2013, or for the financial year in which 31 July 2013 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 £7.65 per hour [or £8.80 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 £7.65 per hour [or £8.80 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,

Rustam Majainah

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Dear Mr Majainah

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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, EH21 6UU
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Freedom of Information Act, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Dear Mr Majainah,

 

Thank you for your recent FOI request dated 22 June 2014 concerning pay
ratios at the University for the financial year ended or encompassing 31
July 2013. We apologise for the delay in providing this information to
you. In response to your specific questions I can provide the following
information:

 

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

 

1 – the Principal and Vice-Chancellor. Details of the remuneration of the
Principal and Vice Chancellor are available in the annual accounts for the
University available on the University’s website at:
[1]http://www.qmu.ac.uk/the_university/fact...

 

ii) The number of these individuals who are women.

 

1

 

2. The total remuneration of the highest paid employee.

 

£171,360

 

3. i) The number of individuals directly employed by the university who
are paid less than the Living Wage of £7.65 per hour [or £8.80 per hour
within Greater London].

 

0

 

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

 

Not Applicable – please refer to the answer to question 3(i)

 

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 £7.65 per hour [or £8.80 per hour within Greater
London].

 

The University does not hold this information in relation to its
contractors and therefore is unable to provide any information in response
to this question.

 

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.

 

The University does not have such a policy.

 

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

 

There are no employees at the University who are paid exactly the National
Minimum Wage. As each employee is paid above the living wage, no employee
is paid at or below the National Minimum Wage level. In relation to
individuals employed by contractors, the University does not hold this
information and therefore is unable to provide any information in response
to this part of the question.

 

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

 

Not Applicable – please refer to the answer to question 4(i)

 

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

 

There are no apprentices employed by the University.

 

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

 

Not Applicable – please refer to the answer to question 5(i)

 

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

 

The ratio between the total remuneration of the highest-paid employee and
the total remuneration of the lowest paid employee was 12:1.

 

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

 

The ratio between the total remuneration of the highest-paid employee and
the total remuneration of the median-paid employee was 4:1

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Riley Power

Governance Officer (Governance and Quality Enhancement)

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, EH21 6UU

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Email: [4][email address] Web: [5]www.qmu.ac.uk

From its very inception, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, has focused
on providing relevant education and research, addressing real-life issues
to enhance the social and economic well-being of all the communities we
serve. We have flagship areas of expertise in health and rehabilitation,
creativity and culture, and sustainable business. We aim to offer a
community environment to our students in which they can fulfil their
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