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Highlands staff and visiting lecturers (FOI)

Highlands staff and visiting lecturers (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 14 November 2018.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please supply:


The costs of salaried staff and visiting lecturers at Highlands who teach solely or partially on Higher Education;


The central overhead (in £s) apportioned to Higher Education in each financial year from 2013 to 2018;


The income generated from fees paid by Higher Education students at Highlands College in each of those years; and


The budget projection of the same for the 2019 financial year.



​Annual Expenditure 2016 ​Annual Expenditure 2017 Annual ​Budget 2018
​Total staff and visiting lecturer costs​549,926 ​691,861 ​635,683
​Direct non staff costs for Higher Education​78,105​69,678​54,750



Annual Expenditure 2016 ​Annual Expenditure 2017 Annual ​Budget 2018
​Central overhead share based on FT students year from 2016 to 2018 * 



* The Education Department has determined that information for 2013 to 2015 is exempt under Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011, as it is estimated that it will take in excess of 12.5 hours to collect the information.


Annual Expenditure 2016 ​Annual Expenditure 2017 Annual ​Budget 2018
​Income generated from fees​-985,800 -943,153​​-974,268
​Contribution towards overheads ​357,770 ​181,615  ​283,835


The 2019 budget is yet available


  • since 2016 the Department has been recharging staff costs to courses, thereby reflecting these costs accurately. Prior to 2016 staff costs were charged to the area they were working (eg Care) rather than charged to the courses they were teaching on. To investigate this detail would take more than 12.5 hours.

  • the 2018 budget has been provided as the actual expenditure will not be available until year end.

  • the budget for 2019 has not been debated and the transition plan has not been finalised. Therefore the Department does not know its expenditure limit. The fees were increased in September 2018 and so there should be a greater contribution towards central costs.

  • overheads include training, management, support services, finance and IT, estates, student support, examination costs, marketing and policy.

Article applied

Article 16 A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.

Regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 allows an authority to refuse a request for information where the estimated cost of dealing with the request would exceed the specified amount of the cost limit of £500. This is the estimated cost of one person spending 12.5 working hours in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

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