BuzzFeed put in a Freedom of Information request to Iain Duncan Smith’s Department of Work and Pensions and asked them how much their YouTube channel costs.

It turns out they spent £31,046.52 on the channel for the nine months between April 2013 and January 2014. During this period 33 videos were produced specifically for the channel in the last year.

Reported by BuzzFeed. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.