To build a world-class public communications profession, GCS staff commit to observing the highest standard of communications practice, professional development and ethics.
The purpose of the GCS is to deliver world-class public service communications that support ministers’ priorities, enable the efficient and effective operation of public services, and improve people’s lives. It is held to account for the implementation of the annual Government Communications Plan.
Government Communications Functional Standard GovS0.11 is supported by extensive GCS guidance and resources. It sets the expectations for the management and practice of government communications, in order to deliver responsive and informative public service communications that support the effective delivery of HM Government policy and priorities, and assist with the effective operation of public services.
The standard provides direction and guidance for:
Under the GCS Improvement Programme, we previously published the GCS Professional Standards (PDF 163 KB).