Government monthly spend on external PR agencies axed by over half

The Government's monthly spend on external PR agencies has been reduced by more than half since David Cameron became Prime Minister.

Key campaign: Change4Life
Key campaign: Change4Life

Government bodies spent £112,239 on PR agencies Grayling, Freuds, Cake, Consolidated PR and The Forster Company in September.

This compares with £262,744 that was spent on agencies in May, before the Government initiated its marketing 'freeze'.

Details of all government spending over £25,000 since May were published last week. Freud Communications is the biggest recipient of PR cash, largely due to its work on the Department for Health's Change4Life campaign.

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