- Central Office of Information
The Central Office of Information (COI) is the
UK government's marketingand communications agency. Its Chief Executive, currently Alan Bishop, reports to the Minister for the Cabinet Office. It is a Non-Ministerial Department, an Executive Agencyand a Trading Fund, and recovers its costs from the other Departments, Executive Agencies and publicly funded bodies which use its services.
It was established in 1946 after the wartime
Ministry of Informationwas closed. COI celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2006 with several events including a film season at the National Film Theatreand a poll to find Britain's favourite public information filmon the BBC website. It works with Whitehalldepartments and public bodies to produce information campaigns on issues that affect the lives of British citizens, from health and education to benefits, rights and welfare.
* [http://www.coi.gov.uk/ Central Office of Information]
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