Pay Ratio 2013

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Rustam Majainah

Dear University of Kent,

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

Foi, University of Kent

Dear Mr Majainah

Thank you for your information request. We will respond within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely

Alan Martin | Freedom of Information Team |  University of Kent
E-mail:  [University of Kent request email]
Web: http://www.kent.ac.uk/foi/

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Foi, University of Kent

Dear Mr Majainah

Thank you again for your information request, dated 22/06/2014. Our Human Resources department have come back to me with a request for further clarification regarding the time period and the Living Wage.

Please could you clarify whether the information is at a point of time, for example, how many employees did we have on 31st July 2013? or if it is for the whole year, for example, how many staff did we employ from 1st August 2012 to 31st July 2013?

Over the 2012/2013 academic year, the Living Wage increased from £7.20 in 2011/12 to £7.45 in 2012/13, with the current rate of £7.65 set in November 2013. Clarification of the time period will help us to apply the appropriate rate in answer to your questions.

Your sincerely

Alan Martin | Freedom of Information Team | University of Kent
E-mail: [University of Kent request email]
Web: http://www.kent.ac.uk/foi/

Rustam Majainah

Dear Alan,

Please use the information you have on the day of the 31st July 2013, eg the number of people employed by the university on a wage of less than £7.45 on that day.

Yours sincerely,

Rustam Majainah

Foi, University of Kent

Thank you for the clarification.
Regards
Alan

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Foi, University of Kent

Dear Mr Majainah

 

Thank you for your information request and clarification, received on
12/07/2014.  Please find our response as follows:

 

1. i) The number of individuals employed 1
by the university who receive total
remuneration* of £140,000 pa or more.
ii) The number of these individuals who 1
are women.
2. The total remuneration* of the highest £222,000 pa
paid employee.
3. i) The number of individuals directly 389 Contracts active on
employed by the university who are paid 31/07/2013 with a date of
less than the Living Wage of £7.45 per earnings in July 2013.  These
hour on 31.07.2013 (amended after email are all Timesheet Staff.
clarification)
ii) The number of these individuals (paid 212 Contracts active on
less than Living Wage) who are women. 31/07/2013 with a date of
earnings in July 2013.  These
are all Timesheet Staff.
iii) If available, the number of Not Available
individuals employed by outside
contractors to provide services at your
university who are paid less than the
Living Wage of £7.45 per hour on
31.07.2013(amended after email
clarification) [or £8.80 per hour within
Greater London].
iv) Whether your university has a policy No 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 386 Contracts active on
exactly the National Minimum Wage, 31/07/2013 with a date of
including those employed by outside earnings in July 2013.  These
contractors to work at your university. are all Timesheet Staff.
ii) The number of these individuals (paid 211 Contracts active on
at exactly National Minimum Wage) who are 31/07/2013 with a date of
women. earnings in July 2013.  These
are all Timesheet Staff.
5. i) The number of apprentices employed 3
by your university.
ii) The lowest remuneration* received by £6,716.15 pa
apprentices employed by your university.
6. The ratio between the total Highest Paid: Lowest Paid – 33:1
remuneration* of the highest-paid
employee and the total remuneration* of  
the lowest-paid employee.
7. The ratio between the total Highest Paid: Median Paid – 8:1
remuneration* of the highest-paid
employee and the total remuneration* of  
the median-paid employee.

 

 

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