University spend on agency staff soars to £200m

The higher education sector “needs to get a grip” says UNISON, after revealing that universities spent £200m on agency staff in the financial year to August 2015 – 34% more than the year before.

The information comes after 133 universities responded to union freedom of information requests, including 45 universities who each spent £1m or more over the year in question.

UNISON is calling for a regular review of the need for and use of temporary staff in higher education.

Read the full article on UNISON’s website.