FOI/2016/42

The Request

received on 21 june 2016

Dear FOI team,

I write with a request for information under the FOIA.

My request is as follows:

* Please disclose the mean earnings for male employees and the mean earnings for female employees for the most recent year for which you have figures and please state which year;
* Please disclose the median earnings for male employees and the median earnings for female employees for the most recent year for which you have figures and please state which year;
* Please disclose the number of male employees by quartile salary bands and the number of female employees by quartile salary bands.
* If within the limits allowable under the FOIA please also provide the respective figures for questions 1-3 for the preceding 12 month period.

U.K. Operations please

Yours sincerely,         

Our Response

responded on 21 july 2016

Case Reference: FOI/2016/42

19 July 2016

Dear

Thank you for your request for information dated 21 June 2016 concerning male and female employee earnings. Your request has been handled under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 and has been passed to me for reply.

I can confirm, under section 1 (1) (a) of the FOIA, that the British Council does hold the information you have requested.

For your ease of reference, I have restated your request below in bold and have provided our response beneath each point.

* Please disclose the mean earnings for male employees and the mean earnings for female employees for the most recent year for which you have figures and please state which year;

April 2015 – March 2016
Male employees - £43,948.62
Female employees - £33,093.74

* Please disclose the median earnings for male employees and the median earnings for female employees for the most recent year for which you have figures and please state which year;

April 2015 – March 2016
Male employees - £37,586.64
Female employees - £29,352.47

* Please disclose the number of male employees by quartile salary bands and the number of female employees by quartile salary bands.

April 2015 – March 2016

 

 

Quartile Salary Bands

Number of male employees

Number of female employees

1st

£25,503.00

214

397

2nd

£47,945.00

270

376

3rd

£80,000.00

200

139

4th

£120,000.00

85

44

* If within the limits allowable under the FOIA please also provide the respective figures for questions 1-3 for the preceding 12 month period.

April 2014 – March 2015
Mean earnings for male employees - £43,581.63
Mean earnings for female employees - £34,144.93
Median earnings for male employees - £38,985.95
Median earnings for female employees - £30,186.90

 

 

Quartile Salary Bands

Number of male employees

Number of female employees

1st

£23,807.75

145

275

2nd

£38,862.00

206

299

3rd

£62,367.50

211

177

4th

£120,360.00

145

85

* In your email dated 21 June 2016 you clarified that you would like this information for our UK operations.

I hope the information provided has been useful.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to:

Information Governance Advisor (Disclosures)
Information Governance and Risk Management
British Council
Bridgewater House
58 Whitworth Street
Manchester
M1 6BB
Email: IGDisclosures@britishcouncil.org

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner for a decision at:

The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113
Website: www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely