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Government has launched its new communications plan, setting out the key campaigns for all government communications hubs over the next year.
The Justice Select Committee’s review of the Freedom of Information Act is “an opportunity missed to create more certainty around policy advice”, former cabinet secretary Lord O’Donnell has told CSW.
All departmental communications functions are to be assessed over the next 18 months as part of a new capability review process, CSW has learned.
A cross-government plan is being developed that will, for the first time, provide a strategic overview of all government communications – and enable the Cabinet Office to better coordinate Whitehall’s communications operations.
The majority of the Government Communication Network’s content is to be made available to the public.
The NHS could host commercial advertising on its website in the near future, a deputy director at the Department of Health said on Monday at a seminar held by CSW in conjunction with the Post Office.
Civil servants will be left without adequate advice on buying communications services when the Central Office of Information (COI) is abolished in March, a senior civil servant has warned.
Departmental select committee chairs have provided mixed reviews of the departments they scrutinise for a Civil Service World Special Report, which has found that 40 per cent of them are dissatisfied with departments’ responses to their reports.
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has announced the closure of the Central Office of Information (COI), following a review of government direct communications published earlier this year.