The University and College Union (UCU) report “Transparency at the top? Senior pay and perks in UK universities” states that the Principal was at the top of the list of “the top five expenses claimants”. However this has arisen from a misunderstanding of the definition of expenses. The School has issued the following statement in response to the report
"In looking at these figures, it is important to understand the context. Professor Henderson pays the business-related costs he incurs on behalf of Central and is reimbursed through his expenses - he does this when he can get better value for the School. This figure includes all his business travel, accommodation and hospitality on behalf of the School in a year when he was leading an initiative to ensure that our international recruitment continues to increase into new markets. With the course costs for UK students exceeding income from fees, this is vital for a sustainable future for Central."
Issued 4th March 2015
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