26 May 2023 - PR spending


26 May 2023

You asked us for: 

  • The total amount spent in the last five financial years on public relations, both in-house and externally (split if possible).
  • The total number of public relations officers or communications officers employed by your organisation over the last five years. (I am looking for the number of posts rather than the number of individuals employed to eliminate discrepancies involving staff turnover.)

Response to your request:


  Financial Year
  18/19 19/20 20/21 21/22 22/23
Staffing Costs   91,180.11   98,660.32   101,536.45   103,930.11   109,630.75
Supplier Costs     1,815.00        855.00          900.00                   -                     -  
Total   92,995.11   99,515.32   102,436.45   103,930.11   109,630.75
Number of posts (FTE)* 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
Press and media inquiries are handled by our own small communications team. Press and media is only a small part of the team’s work. The team is responsible for all internal and external communications including the website, publications and reports, staff intranet, and organising staff meetings, briefings and surveys. We do not have officers wholly dedicated to public relations.          

We provided this information on an excel spreadsheet as requested.