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FEFC: review of geographical and institutional factors: staffing costs, final report

Further Education Funding Council (FEFC)
Maxwell Stamp PLC, corp creators. (1999) FEFC: review of geographical and institutional factors: staffing costs, final report.

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Abstract

In this report Maxwell Stamp has attempted to provide a comprehensive analysis and approach to calculating regional wage differentials for the FE sector. We have examined the conceptual and analytical issues involved in this area and have reviewed the work carried out by other institutions that take into account regional pay differences in their funding formulas. Finally, we have examined the FEFC data on pay and employee characteristics and used statistical techniques to estimate regional pay differences in the FE sector. The details of the ‘new’ FEFC weighting allowances are set in Section 4 and summarised in Table 4.1. They show high allowances for London, and that London can be split into three areas, an inner, middle and outer core. The allowances for the inner and middle cores are significantly above the current allowances used in the 1998/9 funding formula. Maxwell Stamp also find moderate allowances for most of the counties surrounding London. There is also some empirical support in the FEFC data for an allowance for Greater Manchester and the West Midlands. However, the balance of the evidence from other studies does not indicate a high value for both areas. Therefore, our recommendations would support the case for new allowances based on the FEFC results set out in Table 4.1 for the London area and the surrounding counties. On balance, we believe the case for an allowance for Greater Manchester and the West Midlands is less robust.

Item Type: Document from Web
Variant Title: Further Education Funding Council: staffing costs study
Publisher: Further Education Funding Council
Depositing User: Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2011 11:06
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 18:44
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/4202
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