Annual Report on Special Advisers 2020

On 15 December the cabinet office released an annual publication providing data on the UK Government's special advisers and their pay bands as at 15 December 2020 

The publication  enables you to understand what people are giving advice to various parts of the government.

Special advisers are temporary civil servants appointed to add a political dimension to the advice and assistance available to Ministers. In doing so they reinforce the political impartiality of the permanent Civil Service by distinguishing the source of political advice and support.

The office for civil society (OCS) is responsible for policy relating to young people, volunteers, charities, social enterprises and public service mutual.

OCS is part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. At present the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media has one special advisor called Sophia True.

The publication can be found here.