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British Museum: Pay

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 121785, tabled on 9 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons the approval of the British Museum’s 2017 pay remit for staff had been delayed and what assessment he has been made of the effect of that delay on staff morale.

Answered on

17 January 2018

The British Museum 2017 pay remit is subject to the usual discussions the government has with its Arm's Length Bodies regarding pay and I hope they can be concluded soon. Negotiations about terms and conditions are always unsettling for staff; the aim of government and the British Museum is to reach agreement as quickly as possible to minimise this uncertainty.

Interests declared
The Member has declared that they have interests which may be relevant to the subject matter of this question.