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UK creative sector benefits from £700m in tax relief

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The UK’s creative industries have benefitted from more than £700 million in tax relief over the past year, according to government stats. Creative Sector Tax… Read more

Illegal streaming boxes ‘threaten copyright progress’

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Adapted set-top boxes that let users illegally stream premium content risk undermining recent progress in copyright infringement, according to a UK government report. The UK… Read more

UK government scraps business rates for fibre broadband

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The UK government has announced plans to scrap business rates for operators who install new fibre on their networks, with the introduction of the Telecommunications… Read more

Polish pay TV providers slam government plan to levy licence fee

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The Polish government has unveiled controversial proposals to collect TV licence fee payments using the subscription databases of cable and satellite DTH providers. New legislation,… Read more

Clementi confirmed as BBC chairman

David Clementi

David Clementi has been confirmed as the next chairman of British public broadcaster the BBC. The UK government has confirmed the former deputy governor of… Read more

Digital Economy Bill: UK targets adult sites, online piracy

Ed Vaizey

The UK government has proposed a new law that will age-restrict adult sites, increase sentences for online piracy and make fast broadband a legal right.… Read more

No change to UK PSB retrans fees, despite law amendment

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The UK government will repeal a law that says pay TV operators need not pay fees to carry commercial public service channels, but said it… Read more

Government could force BBCWW to sell UKTV stake

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The British government could force BBC Worldwide to sell its 50% in multichannel operator UKTV, which has been a vital cash cow for the BBC’s… Read more

Clementi review: Ofcom should regulate BBC

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The current system of governance of the BBC is “flawed” and the public broadcaster should be regulated directly by Ofcom, according to an independent review… Read more

UK government pledges superfast broadband for new homes

Ed Vaizey

The UK government has unveiled plans to make superfast fibre broadband available to all new home developments. Announcing the new deal, the government said it… Read more

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