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19 January 2004

The Final Report of the Independent Review of Government Communications, chaired by Bob Phillis, was published today. A copy can be obtained below.

Final Report of the Independent Review of Government Communications

A copy of the Government's response to the Report can be obtained here. The Cabinet Office has  issued a Press Notice announcing the publication of the report.  


3 September 2003

The Prime Minister has today published the interim conclusions of the Review Group. A copy of the Report can be obtained below.

Government Communications Review Group Interim Report

The Prime Minister has now asked the Review Group to complete its work, taking into account any recommendations which may emerge from the Hutton Inquiry.

For further details please click here.

Prospect, the Civil Service Union, has broadly welcomed the Report. Please click here for further details.


11 February 2003

Douglas Alexander today announced a radical and external review of Government Communications.

This review forms part of the Government's Response to the Public Administration Select Committee's report following its inquiry into media handling at the former Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions. The Government has accepted the Committee's central recommendation that there should be a "radical external review" of Government communications.

Please click here for a copy of the full Press Notice

The Chairman of the Public Administration Select Committee, Dr Tony Wright MP, today welcomed Government moves to clarify relationships between Ministers, Special Advisers and the Civil Service.

Please click here for a copy of the full Press Notice 


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