I am researching and collecting information on the salaries of high earning Quango employees. I was unable to find this information within your annual reports, please could you provide me with a list of names of people earning £55,000 - £60,000 per annum or above and their salary information since the 2011/12 financial year. Kindly respond at your earliest convenience.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible - an exemption under s.38(1)(b) FOISA applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party. Individual names and associated salaries have been withheld, as disclosing that information would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 of the Data Protection Act 1998. This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. However we can disclose that Crown Estate Scotland has 13 full-time employees who earn £55,000 and above.
On 1 April 2017 management for Crown Estate assets transferred to Scotland. It may be helpful to clarify that, Crown Estate Scotland is not a Quango we are established as a self-financing public corporation. You also requested salary information since 2011/12 financial year, this information can be found in The Crown Estate (UK)’s past annual reports.