The annual Government Communication Plan outlines what communication professionals across Government will collectively deliver to support the Government achieve its priority outcomes.

The 2018/19 plan highlights high-profile campaigns contributing towards the Government’s ambition, Building a country that works for everyone: a Britain fit for the future. Within this narrative, there are four priority themes:

  • a stronger, fairer economy
  • a more caring society
  • a truly global Britain and Northern Ireland
  • a strong, new relationship with Europe

The work and the standards GCS practitioners adhere to in their work is also outlined, noting upcoming frameworks, guidance and support materials due to be published throughout the year.

The plan was approved by Whitehall Directors of Communication in March 2018 and you can read more about this year’s plan in our news story. It’s available online, at link below, or if you’d like to request a printed edition of the plan, please email the team:

Download the Government Communication Plan 2018/19 (PDF-5.2Mb)

Previous Government Communication Plans

Government Communications Plan 2017/18 (PDP – 6.1Mb)
Government Communications Plan 2016/17 (PDF – 2.6Mb)
Government Communications Plan 2015/16 (PDF – 6.7Mb)
Government Communications Plan 2014/15 (PDF – 1.3Mb)
Government Communications Plan 2013/14 (PDF – 3Mb)

The first ever annual plan for proactive government communication was published in 2012/13 and can be obtained by emailing

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