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UK Lords consult on creative industries

The Communications and Digital Committee of the UK’s House of Lords – Parliament’s upper legislative chamber – is launching an inquiry into the future of the UK’s creative industries. The Committee notes that there are major changes on the horizon for the UK’s creative industries. These are shaped by a range of national and global […]

August 1, 2022By Colin Mann

UK Lords consider BBC funding options

Members of the Communications and Digital Committee of the UK House of Lords, Parliament’s upper legislative chamber, have suggested that some form of public funding will remain necessary beyond the existing BBC licence fee settlement, proposing a number of alternatives. In a report, Licence to change: BBC future funding, the Committee, chaired by Baroness Stowell […]

July 18, 2022By Colin Mann

Minister: Government ‘open-minded’ on BBC funding

Julia Lopez, Minister of State for Media, Data, and Digital Infrastructure, has suggested that the UK government is ‘genuinely open-minded’ about the future of the BBC funding model. Appearing before the Communications and Digital Committee of the House of Lords – the UK’s upper legislative chamber – as part of its inquiry into funding the […]

June 8, 2022By Colin Mann

UK Lords to consider BBC funding

The Communications and Digital Committee of the House of Lords, the UK’s upper legislative chamber, has launched a new inquiry into the future funding of the BBC. The BBC gets roughly £3.6 billion of its current £5 billion annual income from the television licence fee. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said recently that it was time […]

February 11, 2022By Colin Mann

UK Lords criticise Gov’t Channel 4 stance

A report, The future of Channel 4, from the Communications and Digital Committee of the House of Lords (the UK’s upper legislative chamber), has criticised the Government’s handling of the debate about the publicly-owned broadcaster. Ministers should have waited to consult on the future of TV broadcaster Channel 4 – and declaring privatisation their preferred […]

November 26, 2021By Colin Mann