FOI Request - Employee Compensation

Request 101000117387

(1)   What the council’s total insurance premium was for each of the last five financial years from 2007-08 to 2011-12;

(2)   Details of all occasions on which compensation was paid to council employees and their cost to the council for each of the last five financial years from 2007-08 to 2011-12;

(3)   The number of cases and their cost to the council in which a claim in (2) was settled without contention;

(4)   What steps the council is taking to reduce its liability for compensation paid to council employees.

Response 04-02-2013

(1) Please note the insurance premium is the net of IPT

2007/08 = £139,322.00

2008/09 = £145,319.54

2009/10 = £159,227.21

2010/11 = £150,897.96

2011/12 = £149,776.78

(2) 2007/08 = 6 Claims (All claims paid out/Total paid out £139,705.22)

2008/09 = 4 Claims (3 claims paid out/Total paid out £72,558.62 and 1 claim repudiated)

2009/10 = 6 Claims (3 claims paid out/Total paid out £56,945.48, 2 claims repudiated and 1 claim still ongoing)

2010/11 = 7 Claims (2 claims paid out/Total paid out £10,253.00, 1 claim repudiated and 4 claims still ongoing)

2011/12 = 7 Claims (1 claim paid out/Total paid out £7197.00. 1 claim repudiated, 1 claim withdrawn and 4 claims still ongoing)

(3) All our claims are dealt with by the Council's insurers.

(4) This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 (1b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

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