Employee Policies in Respect of Transgender Employees

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Dear Bank of England,

Please provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act.

1. Does the Bank of England have any employee policies in respect of transgender employees - such as a transgender policy, transitioning at work policy or other policies relating to transgender people in the workplace? If so, please provide a copy of each policy.
For clarity, I will refer to these collectively as 'transgender policies' in further questions.

2. Did the Bank of England consult with its employee networks when formulating transgender policies? Specifically did you consult:

i) The Women in the Bank (WIB) network
ii) The LGBT+ and Allies network
iii) Any religion-based network - e.g. Muslim network, Jewish network, Christian network
iv) Any other employee networks

If any of the above networks were consulted about transgender policies, please provide a copy of any written representations made by them, or the minutes of any meetings where they were consulted on this topic.

3. Did any external organisations or individuals provide advice, guidance or other input to transgender policies? If so, please provide names of those organisations or individuals, and detail how much they were paid by the Bank of England if they were remunerated for this.

4. When formulating transgender policies, did the Bank of England consider the potential impact of those policies on:
i) Female staff who have been sexually abused
ii) Staff whose faith or culture would prohibit them sharing toilet and changing facilities with people of the opposite sex
iii) Staff of either sex who prefer to use single sex toilets and changing facilities
Please provide a copy of any impact assessment, minutes of discussion, or other document which sets out consideration of these potential impacts.

Yours faithfully,

I Mulier

Enquiries, Bank of England

Dear I Mulier

We acknowledge receipt of your email dated 4 October below (our ref: CAS-36795-Y6P8T9).

We will reply in due course.

Yours sincerely

Information Access Team, Communications Directorate
Bank of England | Threadneedle Street | London EC2R 8AH | +44 20 3461 4878

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Dear I Mulier

Please find attached response to your email dated 4 October below.

Yours sincerely

Information Access Team, Communications Directorate
Bank of England | Threadneedle Street | London EC2R 8AH | +44 20 3461 4878

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Enquiries, Bank of England

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Dear I Mulier

Please find attached response to your email dated 4 October below.

Yours sincerely

Information Access Team, Communications Directorate
Bank of England | Threadneedle Street | London EC2R 8AH
+44 20 3461 4878

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