Edinburgh VC Peter Mathieson has £340k salary restored after taking six month cut

Mathieson took a 20 per cent pay cut last summer

Edinburgh University Vice-Chancellor Peter Mathieson has had his pre-Covid salary of £340,000 restored after taking a 20 per cent pay cut.

This and various other senior staff pay cuts lasted six months from August 1st, 2020.

A university source told Edinburgh Live it’s “a ridiculous move by senior management whilst students and staff continue to feel the real effects of this crisis.”

Mathieson’s salary of £340,000 does not include as his pension and other benefits.

Just last month, The Tab revealed almost 300 Edinburgh University employees earn £100,000 a year or more.

Additionally, The Tab revealed the university’s number one source of income in tuition fees, specifically international student fees.

An Edinburgh University spokesperson said: “In April 2020, Professor Mathieson and his senior team took a pay cut for six months due to the impact of Covid-19.

“This took effect as of the start of the current financial year, from 1 August 2020, because the financial challenges of the pandemic have been more keenly felt in the current financial year than the last. His salary has now returned to its original level.

“Professor Mathieson has not accepted a pay rise since he took up his post in 2018, and this year, neither he nor his senior team will receive a pay rise.”

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