Rights and responsibilities
As Ofcom prepares to start work, Mark Thomson examines a significant flaw in the legislation that created it
The Communications Bill is due to come into force next year. OFCOM, a single statutory regulator, will take responsibility for all broadcast regulatory functions. The paving act, The Office of Communications Act 2002, is already in force. Power will be removed from existing regulators – ITC, BSC, Radio Authority, Radio Communications Agency and Oftel – and handed to OFCOM.
This premium content is reserved for
Legal Week Subscribers.
A PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION PROVIDES:
- Trusted insight, news and analysis from the UK and across the globe
- Connections to senior business lawyers within the leading law firms and legal departments
- Unique access to ALM's unrivalled, market-leading reporting in the US and Asia and cutting-edge research, including Legal Week's UK Top 50 and Global 100 rankings
- The Legal Week Daily News Alert, Editor's Highlights, and Breaking News digital newsletters and more, plus a choice of over 70 ALM newsletters
- Optimized access on all of your devices: desktop, tablet and mobile
- Complete access to the site's full archive of more than 56,000 articles
Already have an account? Sign In Now
For enterprise-wide or corporate enquiries, please contact Paul Reeves on Preeves@alm.com or call on +44 (0) 203 875 0651