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FOI 4524 / December 2022 / Corporate Communications

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold the information you have requested.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Questions and final response:

Question 1 - How many staff (as measured by full-time equivalents) do you employ to work on communications? Please include all internal and external communications including work on your website, media queries and social media.

Seven members of staff (FTE) are employed within our Corporate Communications Team.

Question 2 - What was your communication spending for the financial year 2021/22 and what is the budget for the current communications spending in the current financial year?

The spending for the Corporate Communications Team for 2021/22 was £511,246.00.

The budget for the Team for the current financial year 2022/23 is £493,936.00. Both of these figures are inclusive of staffing costs.