Mr Abdul Hai
Information Access Team
Via email to:
020 3461 4878
020 3461 5460
2 June 2020
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Dear Mr Hai
Thank you for your email dated 2 May in which you ask for access to the following under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (‘FoI Act’):
‘What policies do you have in place to do with the recruitment of new staff during the pandemic?
How will interviews be conducted?’
There has been no change to the Bank of England’s (the ‘Bank’) recruitment policy during the pandemic
and recruitment continues.
Interviews are conducted remotely using phone or video conferencing.
Information Access Team
Your right to complain under the FoI Act
If you are unhappy with the Bank’s response, you may ask for that decision to be reviewed internally. Please note that this will be
subject to the Bank having received your submission within two months of the date of this response. In order to submit an internal
review, please set out the grounds for your appeal and send it to Wendy Galvin, Information Access Team (TS-Mz), Communications
Directorate, Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AH or by email to email@example.com for the
attention of Wendy Galvin.
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for
a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
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disclose in your correspondence.
We collect your personal data to assess your request and prepare our response to you. Our basis to process this data is that it is
necessary for us to satisfy a legal obligation.
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