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Frontline communication and press officers employed by Accountant in Bankruptcy: FOI release

Published: 16 Mar 2021

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
16 Mar 2021
Frontline communication and press officers employed by Accountant in Bankruptcy: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100144891
Date received: 24 Jan 2021
Date responded: 16 Feb 2021
Information requested

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).

Response

1. A breakdown has been provided in the table below, split into each year, setting out the number of FTE frontline communications staff employed by the Accountant in Bankruptcy over the past ten years.

Year

Number of FTE frontline communications staff

2009/10

No information held

2010/11

One staff member

2011/12

Two staff members

2012/13

Two staff members

2013/14

Two staff members

2014/15

Two staff members

2015/16

Two staff members

2016/17

Two staff members

2017/18

Two staff members

2018/19

Three staff members

2019/20

Two staff members

1b. There were two FTE frontline communications staff/press officers in January 2021.

1c. A breakdown has been provided in the table below, split into each year, setting out the annual cost of FTE frontline communications staff employed by the Accountant in Bankruptcy over the past ten years.

Year

Annual Cost of employment of FTE frontline staff (£)

2009/10

No information Held

2010/11

31,218.08

2011/12

55,154.40

2012/13

49,520.80

2013/14

73,239.39

2014/15

79,211.77

2015/16

82,037.03

2016/17

89,803.61

2017/18

92,930.47

2018/19

82,941.11

2019/20

70,900.23

2. There have been no FTE frontline communications staff/press officers outsourced in the years 2009/10 - 2019/20.

2b. As there has been no outsourced staff between the years 2009/10 - 2019/20, the amount spent is nil.

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