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Student Loans Company: Staff

Department for Education written question – answered on 26th June 2018.

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Photo of Gordon Marsden Gordon Marsden Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) payroll staff in back-office functions, (b) non-payroll staff in back-office functions there are in the Student Loans Company; and what the full-time equivalent is for payroll and non-payroll staff employed by that company.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Higher Education), Minister of State (Education)

The number of payroll and non-payroll in back-office functions within the Student Loans Company (SLC) are as follows:


Full Time Equivalent

Employee (Payroll)



Contractors (Non-Payroll)



Service Agreements* (Non-Payroll)



* Service Agreements refer to staff employed by a third party company, who have a contract to deliver work packages for the SLC.

For the purposes of this question, we have defined ‘back-office functions’ to include HR, finance, legal and other corporate services, as well as staff responsible for IT change and development programmes.

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