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Trading fund

It was a non-ministerial department, and became an executive agency and a trading fund, recovering its costs from the other departments, executive agencies and publicly funded bodies which used its services.
Central Office of Information (COI) - 1 April 1991 (abolished in March 2012)

Public service announcement

PSApublic service announcementsPSAs
It worked with Whitehall departments and public bodies to produce information campaigns on issues that affected the lives of British citizens, from health and education to benefits, rights and welfare.
In the UK, they were produced for the Central Office of Information (COI), and again by private contractors, which were usually small film companies, such as Richard Taylor Cartoons.

Public information film

public information filmsPIFPublic Information
COI celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2006 with several events including a film season at the National Film Theatre and a poll to find Britain's favourite public information film on the BBC website.
After the war, PIFs were produced by the Central Office of Information (now closed), and again by private contractors, which were usually small film companies.

Ministry of Information (United Kingdom)

Ministry of InformationMinister of InformationBritish Ministry of Information
It was established in 1946 as the successor to the wartime Ministry of Information.
The MOI was dissolved in March 1946, with its residual functions passing to the Central Office of Information (COI), a central organisation providing common and specialist information services.

Government of the United Kingdom

British governmentgovernmentUK Government
The Central Office of Information (COI) was the UK government's marketing and communications agency.

Marketing

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The Central Office of Information (COI) was the UK government's marketing and communications agency.

Communication

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The Central Office of Information (COI) was the UK government's marketing and communications agency.

Minister for the Cabinet Office

Shadow Minister for the Cabinet OfficeMinisterCabinet Office Minister
Its Chief Executive reported to the Minister for the Cabinet Office.

Executive agency

executive agenciesState AgenciesWelsh Government agency
It was a non-ministerial department, and became an executive agency and a trading fund, recovering its costs from the other departments, executive agencies and publicly funded bodies which used its services.

British government departments

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It was a non-ministerial department, and became an executive agency and a trading fund, recovering its costs from the other departments, executive agencies and publicly funded bodies which used its services. It worked with Whitehall departments and public bodies to produce information campaigns on issues that affected the lives of British citizens, from health and education to benefits, rights and welfare.

Statutory corporation

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It worked with Whitehall departments and public bodies to produce information campaigns on issues that affected the lives of British citizens, from health and education to benefits, rights and welfare.

BFI Southbank

National Film TheatreNFTBFI
COI celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2006 with several events including a film season at the National Film Theatre and a poll to find Britain's favourite public information film on the BBC website.

Cameron–Clegg coalition

coalition governmentCoalitionCameron ministry
This was because of the Coalition Government's policy to support only essential campaigns.

Cabinet Office

Minister for Government Resilience and EfficiencyMinister of State at the Cabinet OfficeMinister of State for Policy
As a result, the Government announced that COI would be closed and its remaining functions transferred to the Cabinet Office.

Steffen Seibert

The German Federal Government's Press and Information Office resembles the British Central Office of Information.

1965 Birthday Honours

1965 Queen's Birthday Honours1965June 1965
Thomas Fife Clark, Director-General, Central Office of Information.

Crown Film Unit

The Crown Film Unit continued to produce films, as part of the Central Office of Information (COI), until it was disbanded in 1952.

Martin Kelner

Martin Kelner's Late Thing
He then joined the Central Office of Information, for whom he worked in Bristol, Lambeth, South London and in Birmingham.

Charley Says

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Charley Says is a series of very short cut-out animated cartoon public information films for children, produced by the British government's Central Office of Information and broadcast in the United Kingdom in the 1970s and 1980s.

1985 New Year Honours

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Donald David Grant, Director General, Central Office of Information.

The Prodigy

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In August 1991, the Prodigy released their debut single "Charly", which samples dialogue from the Charley Says series of animated films produced by the Central Office of Information.

Peter Greenaway

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In 1965, he joined the Central Office of Information (COI), working there fifteen years as a film editor and director.

1997 New Year Honours

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George Michael Devereau, lately Chief Executive, Central Office of Information.