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Department for Education: Resignations

Question for Department for Education

UIN 33288, tabled on 11 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of officials of her Department resigned in each of the last six years.

Answered on

11 May 2016

The table below shows the number and proportion of officials who resigned in each of the last six financial years.

DfE Resignations 2010-2016

Year

Number of resignations

Proportion of staff[1]

Headcount at year end (March)

2010/11

54

2%

2,586

2011/12

47

2%

2,789

2012/13

117

4%

3,886

2013/14

90

2%

3,476

2014/15

117

3%

3,477

2015/16

113

3%

3,545

Source: RM

The Department’s headcount increased from 2,789 in March 2012 to 3,886 in March 2013 following Arms Length Bodies reform, when the department closed a number of ALB and instead created three Agencies within the department.

[1] Proportion based on average of start and end year headcount figures.