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Table 12 - Analysis of staff costs 2016/17 to 2018/19

HE Provider Data: Finance

Table 12 - Analysis of staff costs

Academic years 2016/17 to 2018/19

 
 
 
 
 
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As part of their latest data submission, HE providers are able to restate previous year's figures. In this table, previous year's figures back to 2016/17 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 collection, some English providers were not required to complete the staff earning more than £100,000 section of this table. Where that is the case, no values are shown in “Staff earning more than £100,000 only” for 2018/19 or restated 2017/18.

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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