Table 13 - Severance payments 2016/17 to 2019/20
Table 13 - Severance payments by HE provider and academic year
Academic years 2016/17 to 2019/20
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.
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, The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts), data has been suppressed.
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