The U.K. Central Office of Information (COI), within the Cabinet Office, has responsibility for government-wide management of marketing and communications by enabling the U.K. central government and public sector bodies to improve the effectiveness of government publicity programs. It undertakes consultancies, procurement and project management services across all communication channels.
The COI combines expertise in marketing communications with an understanding of government systems and procurement policies. It works with government departments and the public sector to produce information campaigns on issues that affect the lives of citizens — from health and education to benefits, rights and welfare.
The COI commissioned an initial report for government in 2007 called the The Power of Information that explored the use of new communications technology in making government information more accessible.