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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Staff

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 10754, tabled on 31 January 2020

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many full-time equivalent staff work on the (a) digital, (b) culture, (c) media and (d) sport portfolios in his Department.

Answered on

5 February 2020

At 31 December 2019 DCMS employed 1,234 full-time equivalent (FTE) Civil Servants, the majority of whom worked directly on projects relating to digital, culture, media and sport as set out in the table below. The staff not included in this table are either part of the corporate centre (e.g Finance and HR), part of cross-cutting teams working across multiple policy areas (e.g the department’s Central Analytical Team) or part of teams which aren’t directly linked to digital, culture, media or sport (e.g. the Office for Civil Society and the Gambling team).

Work area

Civil Servant FTE









The information in the table above relates to Civil Servants on DCMS’ payroll. This includes permanent staff, those on fixed-term contracts, those on paid loan/secondment in/out of DCMS and those on paid maternity leave.

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