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Table 11 - Head of provider remuneration 2016/17 to 2019/20

HE Provider Data: Finance

Table 11 - Head of provider remuneration

Academic years 2016/17 to 2019/20


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As part of their latest data submission, HE providers are able to restate the previous year's figures. In this table, previous year's figures are based on restated figures (so the 2017/18 figures are taken from the 2018/19 return and the 2016/17 figures are from the 2017/18 return).

For the 2018/19 and onwards collections, some English providers were not required to complete this table. Where that is the case, the providers are not shown for restated 2017/18, 2018/19 and later years.

Where the head of provider’s remuneration expressed as a pay multiple of all other employees' remuneration shows as zero, this may be because the individual returned was an interim/acting head of provider.

Where monetary values are blank (for SRUC), data has been suppressed.

Please note that 2018/19 and 2019/20 data for Apex College London has been suppressed in this table.

Head of provider medians and non-taxable benefits was optional in 2017/18 for Welsh providers.

Methodology and notes - Finances

Type of data

Administrative data

Data source

HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) are the experts in UK higher education data and analysis. We have been collecting higher education information since the 1994/95 academic year.

Finance data is taken from the HESA Finances record, which universities, colleges and other higher education providers return to HESA on an annual basis. The Finance record collects a range of information about the primary financial statements from HE providers' published accounts.

From 2018/19, data for English HE providers (excluding further education colleges and sixth form colleges under the primary regulation of the Education and Skills Funding Agency) was collected by the Office for Students .

We provide data and analysis on finances of HE providers to a wide variety of customers, including:

  • Governments
  • Universities (via the Heidi Plus analytics tool)
  • Academic and commercial researchers
  • Students and potential students
  • Trade unions and employers' associations
  • Policy makers.

Our data is used to regulate the sector, inform policy making, advance understanding of social and economic trends, support decision making, and enhance public understanding of - and confidence in - the higher education sector.

Related releases

Our HE Provider Data: Finance data pages collect together all of the tables we publish on finances in higher education.

Further information

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