Public relations agencies are employed for specific communications tasks, most commonly working alongside our press office to provide campaign support in local, regional and specialist media. The Department's expenditure on public relations for complete financial years, since its formation in June 2007, is outlined in the following table:
Total spend (£) 2007-08 2,333,000 2008-09 4,023,403
Total spend (£)
Increased expenditure for 2008-09 is related to the 14 to 19 reform and the diploma, both of which were launched in 2008
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