Staff headcount and wage bill in financial years 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

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.


Some of the information you have requested is already published on the Annual Report and Accounts section of the Education Scotland website, which can be found here:

In the Annual Report an Accounts you will find the number of staff working at Education Scotland in each of the financial years requested, as well as the total wage bill for these years. Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.

In response to the final part of your request. The current headcount of staff is 397. This number is correct as of 14 December 2022.

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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