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SOAS related companies

Disclosure date: 13 May 2014

Reference: FOI2014/057

Request

We are seeking information on higher education institutions’ use of related companies such as wholly or part-owned subsidiaries and joint ventures, or use of partnerships with other companies, in order to deliver education services.

For the avoidance of doubt, this inquiry does not relate either to spin-out companies to commercialise research or to higher education institutions’ validation arrangements, but to companies used to deliver education services in the form of teaching or training.

1. Related company name
2. Company number
3. Company type: (wholly owned subsidiary, part-owned subsidiary, associated company, joint venture, franchise, partnership, other)
4. The names and company numbers of any other parties or companies involved in this provision
5. The primary educational business of the company: (DROP DOWN LIST: teaching UK students at higher education level, teaching UK learners at further education level, teaching overseas students)
6. The approximate number of staff employed by or transferred or seconded to the company or enterprise in teaching, training or assessing roles.
7. Were any staff transferred to this company from your college/university via TUPE transfer?
8. If YES, please tell us how many
8.1 What pension arrangements are in place for these staff (LGPS, TPS, USS, NEST, other)
8.2 If other, please specify whether the scheme is: Defined benefit, Defined Contribution, No occupational pension scheme, other
9. Were any staff seconded to this company from your college/university?
10. If yes, please tell us how many?
10.1 What pension arrangements are in place for these staff (LGPS, TPS, USS, NEST, other)
10.2  If other, please specify whether the scheme is: Defined benefit, Defined Contribution, No occupational pension scheme, other
11. How many of these staff are new appointees to the company or enterprise?
11.1 What pension arrangements are in place for these staff (LGPS, TPS, USS, NEST, other)
11.2 If other, please specify whether the scheme is: Defined benefit, Defined Contribution, No occupational pension scheme, other

Response

1. London Middle East Institute​
2. 4758915​
3. Wholly owned
4. LMEI Trading Limited (dormant)
5. Teaching UK students at higher education level
6. 0.5
7. No
8. n/a
9. Yes
10. 1.5
10.1 USS
10.2 n/a
11. None
11.1 n/a