FEATURE26 November 2015

Ministry of Numbers

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“Communications is one of the four main levers of government,” says Alex Aiken, executive director for Government Communications. “A government can legislate; it can regulate; it can impose taxation and it can communicate.”

This sentiment was reflected two years ago when communications was recognised as one of nine functional professions within the Civil Service – there are 25 professions in total – and the Government Communication Service (GCS) was founded, with Aiken at ...