Pay Ratio 2013

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Rustam Majainah

Dear University of Hull,

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

Vicki Barrett, University of Hull

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Dear Mr Majainah

Further to your freedom of information request please find enclosed an
acknowledgement letter.

Regards

Morag Horner
Manager, Governance and Compliance

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Nikki J Best, University of Hull

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Dear Mr Majainah

 

Thank you for your email requesting information about pay ratios.

 

We estimate that compliance with your request would exceed the

appropriate costs limit under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information

Act 2000 and for this reason we are unable to respond to your request.

 

Your request is subject to the terms of the Freedom of Information Act

2000. Under these terms, you have the right of complaint. Your initial

course of action should be through the University’s own complaints

procedure. Please contact [1][email address] or the University Registrar

and Secretary, University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX within 20 days. If you

remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint, you

have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

The Information Commissioner’s Office. Wycliffe House, Water Lane,

Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Phone: 0303 123 1113 Website:

[2]www.ico.gov.uk. There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Your sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

 

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Rustam Majainah

Dear University of Hull,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Hull's handling of my FOI request 'Pay Ratio 2013'.

You have refused to answer the question on the basis of cost. However, this identical request has been sent to every UK university and so far 32 have responded with the information and yours is the only institution to claim that it would exceed the appropriate costs limit. You can see a list of the other requests here: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/list/succ...

Your institution has also previously been asked a similar set of questions and answered it without claiming it would exceed the cost limit (https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...).

For these reasons, I believe it is unreasonable to claim my request would exceed the appropriate costs limit under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Therefore, please could you send me the information in my original request.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Rustam Majainah

Vicki Barrett, University of Hull

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Dear Mr Majainah

 

Thank you for your email requesting information about pay ratios.  Please
find the information that you have requested below in your original email.

 

Your request is subject to the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000.  Under these terms, you have the right of complaint.  Your initial
course of action should be through the University’s own complaints
procedure.  In the first instance please contract [1][email address] or the
University Registrar and Secretary, University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX
within 20 days from the date of this email.

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at: The
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  Phone: 0303 123 1113  Website: [2]www.ico.gov.uk. 
There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

 

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Dear University of Hull,

 

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.

 

            5 Staff employed at University have salaries over £140,000 pa.

 

ii) The number of these individuals who are women.

 

Of the 5 staff with salaries over £140,000 there are no female staff.

 

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

 

We are unable to offer total remuneration as not all allowances are being
recorded in our database, all figures will be based on basic annual salary
only.

 

The highest paid staff member has an annual salary of £240,000.

 

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].

 

            The living wage from 1 August 2012 until 31 July 2013 was
£7.45 (the Universities financial year) therefore I will base our figures
on this to ensure a true comparison is given.

 

            The University employed 246 members of staff below the Living
Wage.

 

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

 

Of the 253 staff employed below the Living Wage 201 are female.

 

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].

 

           Information not held

 

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 the University doesn’t have a policy requiring contractors to pay the
minimum wage

 

 

 

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

 

We do not employ any staff on exactly the minimum wage (£6.19 for
2012/2013).

 

 

 

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

 

We do not employ any staff on exactly the minimum wage (£6.19 for
2012/2013) therefore no comparison can be given.

 

 

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

 

            We do not directly employ any apprentices at the University.

 

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

 

N/A - We do not directly employ any apprentices at the University.

 

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

 

            The ratio of the highest paid employee to the lowest paid
employee is 17.8:1.

 

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

 

            The ratio of the highest paid employee to the median paid
employee is 7.4:1.

 

 

*[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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Vicki Barrett, University of Hull

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Dear Mr Majainah

 

Further to our response below please note that our response to question
3(ii) should read “Of the 246 staff employed below the Living Wage 201 are
female.”

 

We apologise for the error.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

 

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From: Vicki Barrett

 

To: [1][FOI #217409 email]

 

Cc: Grace Dalley; Morag Horner

 

Subject: FOI 652 Majainah – REPLY

 

Date: 12 August 2014 13:31:00

 

Dear Mr Majainah

 

Thank you for your email requesting information about pay ratios. Please
find the

information that you have requested below in your original email.

 

Your request is subject to the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

Under these terms, you have the right of complaint. Your initial course of
action

should be through the University’s own complaints procedure. In the first
instance

please contract [email address] or the University Registrar and Secretary,

University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX within 20 days from the date of this
email.

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have

a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at: The Information

Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9

5AF. Phone: 0303 123 1113 Website: www.ico.gov.uk. There is no charge for

making an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Officer

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Dear University of Hull,

 

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.

 

5 Staff employed at University have salaries over £140,000 pa.

 

ii) The number of these individuals who are women.

 

Of the 5 staff with salaries over £140,000 there are no female staff.

 

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

 

We are unable to offer total remuneration as not all allowances are being

recorded in our database, all figures will be based on basic annual salary

only.

The highest paid staff member has an annual salary of £240,000.

 

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].

 

The living wage from 1 August 2012 until 31 July 2013 was £7.45 (the

Universities financial year) therefore I will base our figures on this to

ensure a true comparison is given.

The University employed 246 members of staff below the Living Wage.

 

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

are women.

 

Of the 253 staff employed below the Living Wage 201 are female.

 

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].

 

Information not held

 

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 the University doesn’t have a policy requiring contractors to pay the

minimum wage

 

4. i) The number of employees paid at exactly the National Minimum

Wage, including those employed by outside contractors to work at

your university.

 

We do not employ any staff on exactly the minimum wage (£6.19 for

2012/2013).

 

ii) The number of these individuals (paid at exactly National Minimum

Wage) who are women.

 

We do not employ any staff on exactly the minimum wage (£6.19 for

2012/2013) therefore no comparison can be given.

 

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

 

We do not directly employ any apprentices at the University.

 

ii) The lowest remuneration* received by apprentices employed by

your university.

 

N/A - We do not directly employ any apprentices at the University.

 

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

employee and the total remuneration* of the lowest-paid employee.

 

The ratio of the highest paid employee to the lowest paid employee is

17.8:1.

 

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

employee and the total remuneration* of the median-paid employee.

 

The ratio of the highest paid employee to the median paid employee is

7.4:1.

 

*[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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Vicki Barrett

Administrative Assistant

 

Governance

University of Hull

Hull, HU6 7RX

 

www.hull.ac.uk

 

01482 465312

 

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