FOI Request - Staffing

Request 101001310498

With regard to the staffing of your Council, please provide:

1. The headcount of your council workforce in
• 2014/15
• 2015/16
• Since the start of 2016/17

2. The amount spent on agency workers in
• 2014/15
• 2015/16
• Since the start of 2016/17

3. The number of staff reductions due to redundancies or voluntary early retirement in
• 2014/15
• 2015/16
• Since the start of 2016/17

Please provide response which refer to headcount, rather than FTEs.

In accordance with section 11 of FOISA (Means of providing information - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2002/13/section/11) Please list the information in a table

Response 13-10-2016

  1. Headcount 2. The amount spent on agency workers 3. The number of staff reductions due to redundancies or voluntary early retirement
2014/15 4901 (2014) £346,200 10
2015/16 4903 (2015) This information is exempt under section 25(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002; information available on the Moray Council website here 3
2016/17 This information is exempt under section 25(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002; information available on the Moray Council website here £388,700 to 30 September 2016. In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we can advise that this information is not held as it has not yet been finalised

Notes:

1. Headcount numbers are taken from the Joint Staffing Watch returns and they are in calendar years.

3.  The number of Exit packages is included in the Remuneration Report in the Annual Accounts which are published on the web site. Exit packages includes Compulsory Redundancies and Other Departures (usually Voluntary Early Retirement and Voluntary Severance - and that is the case for the numbers below). For future reference please find the webpage here.

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