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FTE staff directly employed by SG Core Directorates: FOI release

Published: 14 Jul 2017
Directorate:
People Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/01397
Date received: 20 June 2017
Date responded: 14 July 2017

Information requested

The number of FTE staff directly employed by the Scottish Government in every year and the total pay bill from 2006 to 2016.

Response

  1. The number of FTE staff directly employed by the Scottish Government Core Directorates (excl agencies) on 31 March every year from 2006 to 2016 is as below.
Figures taken from the Quarterly Public Sector Employment survey
Scottish Government (excl. agencies) 31 March Full Time Equivalent
2006 4,300
2007 4,200
2008 4,370
2009 4,850
2010 5,490
2011 5,240
2012 4,980
2013 4,920
2014 5,070
2015 5,150
2016 5,150

You should note that between April 2008 and April 2009 there were staff transfers that affected the FTE numbers in the table . Staff from Communities Scotland, Scottish Buildings Standards Agency, Scottish Agricultural Science Agency have been absorbed in to the core Scottish Government. Disclosure Scotland staff transferred from Strathclyde Police to core Scottish Government then to the new Disclosure Scotland Agency.

  • In April 2008, 336.84 FTE staff from Communities Scotland were absorbed in to the core Scottish Government. 31.76 FTE staff from Scottish Building Standards Agency transferred to core SG.

  • In July 2008, 141.07 FTE Staff from Scottish Agricultural Science Agency (SASA) transferred to core SG. In October 2007, 127.08 FTE staff transferred from Strathclyde Police in to core SG on TUPE transfer terms.

  • In April 2009 294.08 FTE staff from Fisheries Research Services and 293.53 FTE staff from Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency were absorbed in to Marine Scotland, part of core SG. 88.21 FTE staff from Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland were absorbed in to core SG. 145.54 FTE staff transferred out from core SG to form the new Disclosure Scotland Agency.

  • The total pay bill for staff directly employed by the Scottish Government Core Directorates (excl agencies) from 2006 to 2016 is as below,

Paybill (SG Main, Marine & SCS Grades in Core), cash terms
2006-07 £146,300,000 *
2007-08 £154,900,000
2008-09 £182,600,000
2009-10 £214,900,000
2010-11 £219,700,000
2011-12 £209,500,000
2012-13 £208,700,000
2013-14 £212,200,000
2014-15 £228,400,000
2015-16 £236,300,000
2016-17 £251,000,000
  • The August 2005 pay award was paid backdated in May 2006.

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
14 Jul 2017
FTE staff directly employed by SG Core Directorates: FOI release