Staff Numbers and Wage Bill

Date published: 23/12/2022

FOI reference: 22/23 118

Date received: 07/12/2022

Date responded: 23/12/2023

Information requested

This is an information request relating to the number of staff working at the organisation.

Please include the information for each of the following financial years; 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22:

The number of staff working at the organisation in each of these financial years
The total wage bill for each of these years

Please also provide me with the current headcount of staff.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.


Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you and can be accessed at the links below. We believe that the information contained within the links will provide the information you requested.

The information requested for the three requested financial years is available on our website using the following links.

The information for the total staff number and total wage bill can be found at the noted page within the Annual Report and Accounts.

2019/2020 2019-20-annual-report-accounts.pdf ( p67

2020/2021 Annual Report and Accounts 2020–21 ( p71

2021/2022 sqa-audited-annual-report-and-accounts-21-22.pdf p74

The current headcount of staff is 1038.