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Twitter policy

The OFT Twitter account, @OFTgov, is managed by the communications team, on behalf of colleagues across the OFT.

Follow us on Twitter

If you follow us, you can expect around one tweet a day covering some or all of the following:

  • alerts about new content on our other digital channels (news, publications, videos on YouTube, speeches, publicity campaigns, and so on)
  • invitations to provide feedback on specific issues on which we are consulting.

We will not use automation (such as tools which generate tweets from RSS feeds).


If you follow us on Twitter we will not automatically follow you back. This is to discourage the use of direct messaging, avoid resource wasting spam handling, and so that you can easily identify other key Twitter users that we think are relevant to our work. However, being followed by the OFT does not imply endorsement of any kind.


We will update and monitor our Twitter account during office hours, Monday to Friday.

Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.

@Replies and Direct Messages

We welcome feedback and ideas from all our followers, and endeavour to join the conversation where possible. However, we are not able to reply individually to all the messages we receive via Twitter.

The digital media team reads all @replies and Direct Messages and ensures that any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are passed to the relevant people in the OFT.

The usual ways of contacting us for official correspondence are detailed in the contact us section of our website.

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