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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued to schools to help them manage their cost pressures. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 190434 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The School Resource Management Strategy, published in August, sets out the support to help schools reduce their costs.</p><p> </p><p>The strategy includes direct routes to help schools make savings on the £10 billion non-staffing spend across England last year and ensure that money goes where it is needed. The package of support includes access to Government-backed deals that are helping schools save money on things they buy regularly, such as utility bills, printers and photocopiers.</p><p> </p><p>The Department recommends that schools visit our pages on Buying for Schools here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/buying-for-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/buying-for-schools</a>.</p><p>The Department also recommends the page on School Resource Management below to ensure they have access to the latest resources:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supporting-excellent-school-resource-management" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supporting-excellent-school-resource-management</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:29:50.407Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:29:50.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1005905
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the public purse of supporting the introduction of the national funding formula. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 190435 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally. The Department does not record information on the amount of staff time and other resources spent on specific policy areas.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:37:45.877Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:37:45.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1005906
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading English Baccalaureate more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the EBACC allows young people to keep their future education options open. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 190436 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The core academic subjects that make up the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) at GCSE are those which the Russell Group says open more doors to more degrees at A level. Not studying the EBacc prior to age 16 is likely to close down options early by precluding pupils from taking those subjects any further (for example, at A level). They provide a sound basis for a variety of careers beyond the age of 16. These subjects also enrich pupils’ studies and give them a broad general knowledge that will enable them to participate in and contribute to society.</p><p> </p><p>There is evidence that suggests that subject choice at A level directly impacts the under-representation of lower socio-economic groups at high status universities, and that these gaps can be closed by reducing differences in attainment and subject choice at GCSE. The EBacc is therefore key to removing the barriers to ensure that all children are given the same chances through education to succeed.</p><p> </p><p>Since the introduction of the EBacc the proportion of pupils taking this combination of subjects has risen from 22% in 2010 to 38% this year. This includes welcome increases in the proportion of pupils taking EBacc science (up from 63% in 2010 to 95% this year) and history or geography (up from 48% in 2010 to 78% this year). The Department is supporting increases which will further increase the take up of languages, launching a range of initiatives, including a languages Pedagogy Pilot Programme, a Mandarin Excellence Programme, and a package of generous financial incentives to boost teacher supply.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:28:34.467Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:28:34.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1005909
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that teaching is an attractive and fulfilling profession. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 190439 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government is delivering a pay rise of up to 3.5% for classroom teachers on the main pay range, 2% for those on the upper pay range and 1.5% for those in leadership positions. This is being supported by a Teachers Pay Grant of over £500 million covering the difference between the first 1% that schools would have been anticipating under the previous public sector pay cap and the 2018 award.</p><p>The Department has put in place a range of measures, including generous bursaries, worth up to £26,000 for priority subjects, to encourage trainees to take key subjects such as mathematics and physics. The Department is also testing new financial incentives for priority subject teachers. These include early-career payments for new maths teachers and a student loan reimbursement scheme for languages and science teachers.</p><p>The Department invests in a range of programmes to help teachers develop the knowledge and skills required to be successful in moving into school leadership positions. These include the recently strengthened National Professional Qualifications (NPQs), with over £10m made available to help schools in priority areas benefit from this high-quality professional development.</p><p>Earlier this year the Department announced the development of a new strategy to drive recruitment and boost retention of teachers. The strategy will cover a wide range of areas including professional development, workload, career progression, flexible working and entry routes into teaching.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T10:54:53.477Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T10:54:53.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1005908
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve options for young people outside of academic study and qualifications. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 190438 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Following our reforms to apprenticeships, we are making significant reforms to technical education, the centrepiece being the introduction of T levels - a high quality and rigorous technical alternative to academic education. T levels will be two-year classroom-based technical training programmes for 16 to 19 year olds, which include a technical qualification, work placement, English and maths and any other components required by employers. The first teaching of T levels will begin in September 2020 with all routes available from September 2022. We will be investing up to an additional £500 million a year on T levels once fully rolled out.</p><p>This builds on our reforms to apprenticeships, making them longer, better, with more off-the-job training and proper assessment at the end. We are also encouraging employers to take on younger apprentices aged 16 to 18, through incentives to employers and training providers. We have also introduced a new careers strategy which sets out how we will go further to make sure that young people can talk regularly to employers and training providers while they are still at school. This includes a new law, requiring all maintained schools and academies to make sure that there is an opportunity for a range of providers to talk to pupils from years 8 to 13 about approved technical education qualifications or apprenticeships, so that they are aware of the different options.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:14:08.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:14:08.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1005911
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Further Education: Disadvantaged more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to remove barriers preventing students from disadvantaged backgrounds participate in further education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 190440 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The 16 to 19 funding arrangements for school and college places include an element of disadvantage funding. This element of the funding is for providers to attract, retain and support disadvantaged students and to support students with special educational needs and disabilities. Disadvantage funding is provided to institutions for students with low prior attainment or for students who live in the most disadvantaged areas. For the 2018/19 academic year, we have allocated approximately £510 million to institutions for 16 to 19 year olds to provide extra support for students from disadvantaged areas.</p><p>The department also provides financial support for 16 to 19 year olds who are economically disadvantaged to help with costs associated with staying in post-16 education such as travel and course equipment. The 16-19 Bursary Fund is the main programme, but there is also residential and childcare support available. These programmes aim to enable 16 to 19 year olds to participate in education whatever their financial situation.</p><p>For those aged 19 and above, the Adult Education Budget provides financial support to help adult learners to overcome barriers that prevent them from taking part in learning. Through learner support, colleges and training providers have the discretion and flexibility to help learners meet costs such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. In addition, learning support, such as equipment, an interpreter or support worker, is available to meet the needs of learners with learning difficulties or disabilities. If the cost of support exceeds the fixed monthly rate that providers can claim or if the cost of support exceeds £19,000 per learner per year, providers can apply for exceptional learning support.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:17:08.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:17:08.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1006879
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Further Education: Pay and Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the increase in salary and pension costs in the further education sector in the next 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 191391 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>It is the responsibility of individual employers within the further education sector to set the salaries of their staff. For the period of 2019 to 2020, we estimate that £80 million more will need to be put into the Teacher Pensions Scheme by further education employers as a result of the recent revaluation.</p><p>Our intention is to fund general further education colleges and sixth form colleges, specialist designated institutions and adult and community learning providers for the increased costs resulting from the changes to the valuation of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.</p><p>We will undertake a public consultation to make sure that we are allocating funding to where it is most needed. We expect to launch the consultation in December, with a response in January 2019. As the Local Government Pensions Scheme is due to be revalued in 2019, we are therefore unable to make estimates about employer costs until that valuation is completed.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T15:05:59.673Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T15:05:59.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1110568
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Education: Disclosure of Information more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has entered into with departmental staff in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 242809 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
star this property answer text <p>The department does not use non-disclosure agreements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-04-16T09:13:39.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T09:13:39.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1130365
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Suicide more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has published on suicide prevention strategies for universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 261189 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>Mental health is a priority for the government, which is why we have worked with Universities UK, the Office for Students, and other stakeholders in the higher education sector to develop guidance on measures to help prevent suicide. This guidance was published in September 2018, ahead of the 2018/19 academic year, and can be found here: <a href="https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/policy-and-analysis/reports/Pages/guidance-for-universities-on-preventing-student-suicides.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/policy-and-analysis/reports/Pages/guidance-for-universities-on-preventing-student-suicides.aspx</a>.</p><p>In addition, the government has published the first cross-government suicide prevention plan for wider society. The plan, led by my hon. Friend, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, sets out actions for local government, the NHS, the criminal justice system and the Department for Education in relation to universities. The plan focuses on how social media and the latest technology, such as predictive analytics and artificial intelligence, can identify those at risk of suicide. It can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/first-ever-cross-government-suicide-prevention-plan-published" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/first-ever-cross-government-suicide-prevention-plan-published</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T16:02:54.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T16:02:54.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1130370
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to encourage pay restraint among university vice chancellors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
star this property uin 261194 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>Universities are autonomous institutions and they are responsible for setting the pay of their staff, including vice-chancellors. However, students and taxpayers all contribute to our higher education system and rightly expect value for money. We want to see senior staff pay in universities that is fair and justifiable. The process for setting pay must be transparent.</p><p>The Office for Students (OfS) requires universities to publish full details in their financial statements of the total remuneration package of their vice chancellor, including bonuses, pension contributions, and other taxable benefits. Universities must also publish a justification for this remuneration package, and the pay multiple of the vice chancellor's remuneration compared with that of all other employees.</p><p>My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education’s February 2019 strategic guidance letter to the OfS reiterated that ‘high pay must be justified by high performance’. It further stated that ‘Where issues with senior staff pay lead to concerns over governance, the OfS should consider carrying out independent reviews of the adequacy and effectiveness of management and governance at providers and to require improvements, where necessary, to ensure that these arrangements are fit for purpose’.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T15:58:11.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T15:58:11.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this