Information Access Team
via e-mail to:
020 3461 4878
020 3461 5450
21 March 2022
Please quote ref. CAS-42305-D5X8F8
on all correspondence
Dear Joseph Lloyd
Thank you for your email dated 24 February in which you ask for access to the following
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘FoI Act’):
‘1. Full copies of all expenses claims by the Governor of the Bank of England,
Andrew Bailey since March 2020.
2. Full copies of all declarations/registers of interests forms (paper and digital)
completed by the Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey since March
The Bank of England (the ‘Bank’) proactively publishes on its website details of trip or
meeting expenses for certain senior officials of the Bank, including the Governor. Details
of expenses are published quarterly with a time lag. A list of expenses claimed by
Andrew between 16 March 2020 (the start of his term) and 30 November 2021 are
available to view on our website at: https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/-/media/boe/files/about/people/andrew-bailey/andrew-
As expenses claimed by Andrew from 1 December 2021 to 24 February 2022 (the date
of your request) will be included in a future quarterly return, they are exempt from
disclosure under section 22 (information intended for future publication) of the FoI Act.
Accordingly, we will not release the expenses claimed by Andrew during this period at
this stage. We consider it is reasonable in all the circumstances that the information
should be withheld from disclosure, pending future publication, and that the public
interest in doing so outweighs the public interest in earlier disclosure given that these
expenses will be published on the Bank’s website in due course.
To enable remote working during the Covid pandemic, the Bank allocated a budget of up
to £375 per staff member for the cost of office furniture and work related equipment
where needed. These expenses would not be captured in the proactive publication of
trip and meeting expenses. To facilitate remote working, on 28 April 2021, Andrew
expensed a keyboard cover and screen protector for his tablet costing £83.98 in total.
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Turning to the second part of your request, we have taken this to relate to Andrew’s
business and professional interests. Please find below the business and professional
interests which have been declared by Andrew as at the date of your request:
Member of G7 and G20;
Honorary Fellow of Queens’ College, Cambridge;
Honorary Doctor of Law at Leicester University;
Member of the Financial Stability Board;
Co-President of Heart of the City of London;
Member of the Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision, Basel Committee
on Banking Supervision;
Member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements;
Vice President, City of London Endowment Trust for St Paul’s Cathedral.
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