- 15 Mar 2021
Date received: 24 Jan 2021
Date responded: 16 Feb 2021
1. Can you please set out how many FTE frontline communications staff/press officers there have been for each of the ten years to 2019/20? If an average number cannot be sourced, pick March as a snapshot.
1b. How many FTE frontline communications staff/press officers were there in January (snapshot) 2021?
1c. What was the annual cost of employing those frontline staff in all those years 2009/10 - 2019/20?
2. How many FTE frontline communications staff/press officers have been employed that have been outsourced, In other words, not in-house but external PR/communications supplied by a private company in all those years 2009/10 - 2019/20?
2b. How much was spent in those outsourced frontline PR/communications/press office functions, in other words, not in-house but external PR/communications supplied by a private company (as per Q4)?
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