Sajid Javid

UK’s creative industry ‘can lead post-Brexit growth’

The UK’s creative businesses can lead economic growth in a post-Brexit Britain, according to the government and industry-backed group the Creative Industries Council. It said the prospects for the country’s creative industries remain strong after the recent vote to leave the European Union. It has outlined an ambitious plan to grow the country’s exports from […]

UK political row over mooted censorship plan

Prominent members of the UK government have been revealed to be at odds over mooted plans to vet TV programmes before their transmission Home Secretary Theresa May has sought approval for a new range of measures to tackle religious extremism, which included giving communications regulator Ofcom the ability to censure programmes ahead of broadcast. However, […]

Political squabble envelops UK’s Ofcom

Ofcom deputy chair and British Conservative peer Baroness Sheila Noakes has acknowledge that her activity on microblogging site Twitter was “not appropriate” to her role and has agreed to dispose of a controversial shareholding in US telecom operator Verizon Communications. This comes Harriet Harman, the UK Labour Party’s deputy chairman and culture, media and sports […]

UK retrans debate widens as government eyes regulation cut

UK culture secretary Sajid Javid has pledged to take a “long hard look” at retransmission fees between broadcasters and pay TV operators in an effort to cut government red tape. In his first major appearance as secretary of state for the department of culture, media and sport, Javid told attendees of the RTS conference in […]

Ex-Financial Times boss set to oversee the BBC

The UK government has selected Rona Fairhead as its preferred candidate for the vacant role of chairman of the BBC Trust, the body that oversees the activities of the UK public broadcaster. Fairhead is a former chairman and CEO of the Financial Times Group, and former non-executive director of the Economist Group. She is a non-executive […]

BBC Trust chairman Patten steps down due to health

The chairman of the BBC Trust, the governing body of UK pubcaster the BBC, has resigned due to ill health. Chris Patten is standing down after having major heart surgery at the end of last month. He was due to remain in the role until the end of 2015. He has held the role for […]