The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills was established in June 2007. The Department employed one special adviser initially, rising to two from September 2007. A new special advisor was appointed on
The Department's full complement of press officers has been 13 throughout that time, though in the earlier months of the Department's existence there were a number of vacancies.
The total cost of the press office to date is £267,095.52. Costs of DIUS special advisers salaries are included in the annual Ministerial Statement on special advisers' paybands.