§ 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:332W
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).