Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5478

Date Request Received: 10/01/2020 12:46:45

Date Request Replied To: 10/02/2020 15:15:24

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Request Summary: Immigration Health Surcharge

Request Category: Private Individuals

Question Number 1:
What is the total number of staff working at the Trust, or for the Trust via an affiliated agency such as the staff bank, that are required to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge? Please provide figures for each year from 2014 through 2019 inclusive.
a. If you do not hold these figures please provide the total number of staff working in the Trust who have a work visa.
Answer To Question 1:
254 staff have a work visa
Question Number 2:
What is the total number of staff that the Trust has recruited, or recruited via an affiliated agency, from overseas per year for the years 2014 through 2019 inclusive? (Through active overseas recruitment processes)
Answer To Question 2:
2014 12
2015 34
2016 56
2017 38
2018 44
2019 141
Question Number 3:
Does the Trust pay the Immigration Health Surcharge for any staff? If yes, does the Trust have a policy about when and how it does this?
Answer To Question 3:
This is part of a relocation package, and is not separately itemised.
Question Number 4:
How many members of staff has the Trust paid the Immigration Health Surcharge for? Please provide the total number per year for the years 2014 through 2019 inclusive?
Answer To Question 4:
2014 0
2015 0
2016 0
2017 15
2018 41
2019 136
The above relates to staff receiving a relocation package and is not related to a direct payment of the surcharge.
Question Number 5:
How much has the Trust spent on paying the Immigration Health Surcharge per year for the years 2014 through 2019 inclusive?
Answer To Question 5:
Please see answer to question 3
Question Number 6:
How much has the Trust allocated in its budget for spending on the Immigration Health Surcharge, please provide figures for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 if available?
Answer To Question 6:
2020 - As indicated in earlier responses, the Trust does not allocate a budget specifically for the Immigration Health Surcharge. A relocation package is paid to staff who may use part of this to pay the surcharge.
2021 onwards - the Trust has yet to finalise any budgets for these years.
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