Table 13 - Severance payments 2016/17 to 2021/22
- Title: Severance payments by HE provider and academic year
- Reference ID: DT031 Table 13
- Location: UK
- Academic years: 2016/17 to 2021/22
- Data source: HESA / OfS
- Sourced from: Detailed tables (Finance)
- Data source link: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/finances/table-13
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- Last updated: Apr-23
Table 13 - Severance payments by HE provider and academic year
Academic years 2016/17 to 2021/22
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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 2018/19 figures are taken from the 2019/20 return and the 2017/18 figures are from the 2018/19 return).
For HE providers in England data for the whole provider includes the head of provider. For HE providers in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland compensation payments are only shown for staff earning over £100,000 p.a., but exclude the head of provider.
Where monetary values are blank (for Aberystwyth University), data has been suppressed.
Type of data
HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) is part of Jisc. We 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.
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- It may be helpful to refer to the information disclosed in a provider’s financial statements to help understand or contextualise the figures presented.
This table displays data with respect to severance payments made to the head of the provider and higher earning staff.
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Compensation paid to the head of the provider for loss of office at the provider’s group and includes benefits paid in cash or in kind. If benefits are paid in kind further description of that benefit is available. This section also separately shows the amount made as pension contributions as part of the compensation.
The table also displays aggregate payment made to staff earning in excess of £100,000, any compensation paid for loss of office and separates data for staff at the provider and those within the group and the aggregate number of staff who were paid this amount. This data excludes compensation paid to the head of the provider.
English providers only complete this table if they have been registered with the OfS for at least a year after the financial year end that the data is related to.
For providers in England, data for the whole provider includes the head of provider. For providers in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland compensation payments are only shown for staff earning over £100,000 p.a. but exclude the head of provider.
Data compensation paid for loss of office is specified in the accounts direction issued by funding bodies.
- OfS – Accounts direction
- HEFCW – Accounts direction
- SFC – Accounts direction
- DfE(NI) – Accounts direction (PDF)
This table collects data retrospectively for the latest financial year. It also collects restated data to previously submitted information for the one year prior as comparison to the current year.