Salaries of high-earning professors and senior managers may soon be made public after a landmark ruling said that a university must publish details of staff who earn more than £100,000 a year.

In a decision that may herald a new era of transparency in top university pay, the Information Commissioner’s Office said that King’s College London should publish the job title, department and salary band of each of its 127 staff who earn £100,000 or more a year.

It follows a complaint to the regulator, which adjudicates on data protection, privacy and freedom of information matters, after King’s refused to provide the information on its highly paid staff following a Freedom of Information request.

Reported by Times Higher Education. You can read it here. 

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