Chief Executive pay (FOI)
Chief Executive pay (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 26 January 2017.
A recent news item in the Bailiwick Express stated that there are eight States employees who are on a higher pay grade than John Richardson. Could you please supply me with:
- The names of these eight people
- The size of their pension pot
In the article in the Bailiwick Express, the reference to the eight people who are paid higher than the Chief Executive’s pay band is incorrect. Having looked at the article, we believe that the comparison, which is incorrect, has been taken from tables 4.3 and 4.4 as published in the Financial Report and Accounts 2015.
Download Tables 4.3 and 4.4 - Financial Report and Accounts 2015 20170330 (Size 139kb)
In table 4.3, Mr Richardson’s salary and allowances are identified as £205,000 to £210,000.
Table 4.4 shows total remuneration (which include salaries and wages, benefits, any redundancy payments and pension contributions paid by the States) and not just basic pay. Mr Richardson’s total employment costs (remuneration) would fall within the band £230,000 - £239,999 as highlighted on the table with a red circle.
Therefore, only three people in table 4.4 had a higher total remuneration package than Mr Richardson in 2015.
The identification of these people is protected under Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011. One of them is no longer employed by the States of Jersey.
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