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Dear Sir John Soane's Museum,

With some staff likely to be furloughed due to coronavirus.

What will happen to staff salaries and benefits? Are they likely to get their full pay or will they get the new grant which the Chancellor has set out?

Have you done an estimate of how many staff this is likely to impact?

If you do offer more generous pay than the Chancellor has announced how often will this be reviewed?

What is your recruitment policy in regards to this? As some staff maybe hired but will not be able to perform their job due to the pandemic.

Yours faithfully,

Abdul Hai

Sue Palmer, Sir John Soane's Museum

Dear Mr Hai
Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act. The
answers to your queries are as follows:

 1. Some staff will be furloughed and some will work from home. Everyone
will retain their full salaries and we are asking all staff to take
the leave they accrue each month.
 2. It will be around 50 furloughed, including casuals who have zero hours
contracts.
 3. We have agreed this arrangement until the end of May and will then
review the situation.
 4. We did not have anyone in the recruitment pipeline.

Yours sincerely
Susan Palmer FSA
Archivist and Head of Library Services and Freedom of Information Contact
Sir John Soane's Museum
+44 (0)20 7440 4245 [calls diverted to my personal phone]
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