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To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) to request information pertaining to public sector pay inequality. The following are a list of questions that I would like a response on;

• How many persons does your council employ?
• How many council employees are employed as apprentices, and how much is their pay per hour?
• How many council employees are employed on a salary equal or less than a full-time equivalent of £14,942.20 per year?
• How many council employees are employed on a salary equal to or less than a full-time equivalent of £16,380 (in London £19,201) per year?
• How many council employees are employed on a salary equal to or less than a full-time equivalent of £29,588 per year?
• How many council employees are employed on a salary equal to or greater than a full-time equivalent of £46,351 per year?
• What are the non-pecuniary benefits or expenses available to stage employed in roles with full-time equivalent salaries equal to or greater than £46,351 per year?

If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined, I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me via email and I will be pleased to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Emily Thomas

freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

Dear Ms Thomas,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION 

 

Thank you for your email requesting information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 which we received on 20 September 2019.  It is our
intention to have the response delivered to you by 18 October 2019.

 

I would like to inform you that all requests submitted under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 might be subject to exemption(s), which the
Authority is entitled to apply to refuse the request.

 

Any future correspondence you may have in relation to this matter should
be marked Private & Confidential and sent to the Senior Information
Governance Officer, Information Management Team, County Hall, Wakefield
WF1 2QW or e-mailed to [1][Wakefield City Council request email].

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Governance Officer

Corporate Information Governance Team,

Legal and Governance

Wakefield Council, County Hall, Wakefield WF1 2QW

Email: [2][Wakefield City Council request email]

Tel: 01924 306112

 

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freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

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Dear Ms Thomas,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

 

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Please find the response to your request below.

 

·                     How many persons does your council employ? 

4852

 

·                     How many council employees are employed as
apprentices, and how much is their pay per hour?

82.  Please see the attached document for apprentice rates of pay.

 

·                     How many council employees are employed on a salary
equal or less than a full-time equivalent of £14,942.20 per year?

3.  Any employees, excluding apprentices, with a base hourly rate of less
than £9 are paid a locally agreed living wage supplement to bring them up
to £9 per hour.

 

·                     How many council employees are employed on a salary
equal to or less than a full-time equivalent of £16,380 (in London
£19,201) per year?

5.  Any employees, excluding apprentices, with a base hourly rate of less
than £9 are paid a locally agreed living wage supplement to bring them up
to £9 per hour.

 

·                     How many council employees are employed on a salary
equal to or less than a full-time equivalent of £29,588 per year?

3306

 

·                     How many council employees are employed on a salary
equal to or greater than a full-time equivalent of £46,351 per year? 

151

 

·                     What are the non-pecuniary benefits or expenses
available to stage employed in roles with full-time equivalent salaries
equal to or greater than £46,351 per year?

The non pecuniary benefits and expenses available are as follows and are
in accordance with the Council’s national and local terms and conditions
of employment available to all eligible staff.

•          Flexible Working Scheme

•          Car User Lump Sum Payment and Mileage Allowance

•          Motor Cycle mileage allowance

•          Bicycle Allowance

•          Re-imbursement of parking fees incurred on Council business

•          Subsistence allowance for expenses incurred on Council business

•          Out of pocket expenses up to a specific amount

Expenses – JNC Officer Only earning above £46,351 per year

•          The Council pays reasonable out-of-pocket expenses actually
incurred on Council business

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries
regarding this matter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Officer

Information Governance Team

Legal and Governance

Wakefield Council

Tel: 01924 306112

E-mail: [1][Wakefield City Council request email]

 

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