Whitehall chiefs unite

Whitehall comms chiefs are working to develop a unified cross-governmental response to the recession.

PRWeek has learned that Cabinet Office minister Liam Byrne oversaw a meeting of 20 top Whitehall communicators just before Christmas.

Cabinet Office comms director Jenny Grey explained: ‘If [different departments] all had some real help for small businesses that they were going to be del-ivering, it would make sense to package them together.’

The meeting started with a talk from Byrne about the Cabinet Office’s role in pulling together the Government’s response to the downturn.

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