HC Deb 01 March 1984 vol 55 cc331-2W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give the latest figures available for the average cost of a local government employee; and if he will break down the average cost into pay, national insurance, superannuation and other costs respectively.

Mr. Waldegrave

The latest estimates for the average cost of a local government employee within current expenditure, in England, in 1982–83, are:

Cost per full-time employee (FTE)
Wages and Salaries 7,500
National Insurance and National Insurance Surcharge 750
Superannuation and Pension Schemes (net of employees contributions) 750
Employee costs 9,000

Other costs directly related to employees cannot be separately identified. All other costs within current expenditure represent £4,100 per employee (FTE).

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