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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education record 2015/16 - Currency of pay - Q8

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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education record 2015/16

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Currency of pay - Q8

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This data item describes the currency for the HE leaver's approximate gross pay (main employment, before tax).

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All HE leavers where Employment.EMPPAY is completed.

QuestionQ8. What currency were you paid in?
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1Pounds sterling

The information captured is for what the HE leaver considers to be their MAIN job.

To ensure that DLHE pay data are reliable and comparable, it is important this field meets expected response rates.

Higher education providers (HEPs) will have the option to convert the figure returned in Employment.EMPPAY and/or Employment.ESTEARN when a currency other than pound sterling is used. This conversion to pound sterling can happen at any point during the DLHE schedule and does not need to be the exchange rate as at the census date. When HEPs undertake a conversion in Employment.EMPPAY the HEP must ensure that the Employment.EMPCURRENCY is then returned as 1 'Pounds sterling'.

Required for valid responseNo
To be asked of third partyNo
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Reason required

To enable analysis and comparison of pay in different employment sectors.

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Date modified2016-02-25
Change management notesAdditional guidance added to the notes section, highlighting the importance of pay information as well as expectations of collecting this data.

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