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bath spa university chief paid £800,000 in final year

image caption bath spa university said prof christina slade's pay-off was 'value for money' a university vice-chancellor received more than £800,000 in her final year in post, it has been revealed.accounts for bath spa university show prof christina slade was paid £429,000 "for loss of office" on top of her £250,000 salary and other benefits.the university and college union (ucu) has called for an "urgent overhaul" of senior pay at british universities.a spokeswoman for the university said the sum "was considered to represent value for money".prof slade, who served as vice-chancellor until august, was also given a housing allowance of £20,000 and another £20,000 for "other benefits-in-kind". there were also pension contributions of £89,000.in total, she received a pay package, including benefits and pensions, worth £808,000.a spokeswoman for the university said: "having taken legal advice, the university paid prof slade a sum which reflected her contractual and statutory entitlements, and was considered to represent value for money."she said that the vice-chancellor's salary was decided by a pay committee, which did not include the vice-chancellor or staff.the committee was "mindful of the need to respond to concerns about excessive salaries and take into account the performance of the university," she added.image caption dame glynis breakwell agreed to stand down as university of bath's vice-chancellor after a row over her pay the new ...