To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many layers of management reporting from the most senior to the most junior there are in his Department and each of its agencies; how many officials are employed in each such layer; and how much was spent on salaries and associated employment costs of staff at each such layer in the latest year for which information is available.
The information is as follows:
The following table shows the number of staff at those grades which hold line management responsibility as at
Senior Civil Service figures shown include staff in the Rural Payments Agency (RPA), Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) and the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA).
|Grade||Staff in post (FTE)||Average annual pay cost (£)|
|SCS Deputy Director||137.56||110,246|
|SCS Director General||5.36||187,684|
Rural Payment Agency
RPA has seven layers of management from the SCS (Director) level to Executive Office (EO). In the 2008-09 financial year this equated to 1,622.55 people (FTE).
The amount spent on salaries and associated employment costs of staff in each management layer below the SCS are shown in the following table:
|Grade levels||Staff Number (FTE)( 1)||Cost (£000)( 2)|
|(1) Staff numbers include all permanent and fixed term employed staff shown as full time equivalent (FTE) |
(2) Costs include salaries, employer national insurance contributions, superannuation, social security costs, and early retirement/severance expenditure.
Information has been taken from the 2008-09 Annual Report
Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
The following table summarises staff in post, expressed as full-time equivalents, for each relevant grade. It also shows the total pay by grade for the month of December 2009 and the average cost per grade for the same.
|Grade||FTEs as at 31 December 2009||Pay by grade for December, 2009 (inc ERs Pension and NIC) (£)||Average pay cost by grade for December, 2009 (£)|
|PB7 (Grade 7)||49||246,258||5,013|
|PB8 (Grade 6)||20||132,529||6,571|
Veterinary Laboratories Agency
The following table summarises the number of staff by grade, expressed as full-time equivalents, and the salary and associated costs for the 2008-09 financial year for each grade. Costs include overtime, sale of annual leave and bonus payments.
|Pay band||Headcount by pay band FTE||Salary and associated costs 2008-09 FY (£)|
|Pay Band A (G6)||19.39||2,013,415|
|Pay Band B (G7)||42.98||3,383,888|
|Pay Band C (SEO)||161.43||7,830,307|
|Pay Band D (HEO)||158.09||6,320,099|
|Pay Band E (EO)||259.35||8,134,704|
Food and Environment Research Agency
The following table summarises non-SCS staff in post as at
|Grade||FTE in post as at 31 December 2009||Average paybill cost (£)|
|Band 3 (EO)||218.6||28,329|
|Band 4 (HEO)||219.6||36,658|
|Band 5 (SEO)||111.7||45,417|
|Band 6 (G7)||73.3||63,119|
|Band 7 (G6)||16.5||79,173|