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December Update: Tech and Telecoms

4 December 2017

Arguably the busiest time of the political year, November sees MPs and peers alike hard at work across a range of policy areas, with legislation and Committee business in full swing, and the return of the traditional Autumn Budget on 22 November.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Theresa May and her party leadership are battling the Brexit stormclouds in a bid to bring reassurance after ominous warnings from business during the party conference season.

Here, Sophie Malleson, DeHavilland's Monitoring Consultant for Tech and Telecoms policy, gives you the lowdown on what to watch out for this December.

What's on the agenda this month

by Sophie Malleson, Monitoring Consultant

As 2017 draws to a close, communications regulator Ofcom is currently consulting on its proposed annual plan for 2018-2019 and hosting a number of public events designed to produce feedback.

Coming up in Parliament, the Lords Communications Committee will hear evidence from the broadcasting world, in the form of Sky UK and Channel 4, on the future of the UK’s advertising industry.

The first session is expected to cover topics including the future of traditional forms of advertising; how broadcasters could help boost creative clusters across the UK; and the implications to television broadcasters of a small number of large digital platforms dominating digital advertising.


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Sophie Malleson, Monitoring Assistant
Sophie Malleson
Monitoring Consultant

Sophie Malleson carries out political research and monitoring with a focus on Tech and Telecoms. Sophie holds an MA in Politics from the University of Glasgow and is currently studying part-time for a MRes postgraduate degree in Public Policy & Management from Birkbeck College.