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8 March 2022


ATISN 15988

Thank you for your request which I received on 5 January 2022. You asked for the following information, in relation to press and communications staff:

Please disclose the following, both in terms of head count and full-time equivalent (FTE):

  1. The number of communications staff.
  2. A breakdown of these staff by job description and/or job title (e.g. number of press officers, heads of press office, directors of communications, social media staff, etc) and for each, their salary bands.

If available or applicable, please provide a breakdown of the above details by each government department.

The information that you requested accompanies this letter.

If you are dissatisfied with the Welsh Government’s handling of your request, you can ask for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this response. Requests for an internal review should be addressed to the Welsh Government’s Freedom of Information Officer at:

Information Rights Unit 
Welsh Government
Cathays Park 
CF10 3NQ 

or e-mail:

Please remember to quote the ATISN reference number above.   

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

Information Commissioner’s Office 
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane 

Telephone: 0303 123 1113


However, please note that the Commissioner will not normally investigate a complaint until it has been through our own internal review process.

Yours sincerely