Culture Secretary


Matt Hancock upped to culture secretary

The UK’s minister of state for digital, Matt Hancock, has been promoted to secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport as part of prime minister Teresa May’s cabinet reshuffle. Hancock replaces Karen Bradley who has now been appointed secretary of state for Northern Ireland. She in turn replaces James Brokenshire who has stepped […]

Sky bid ‘will be referred’ in absence of new evidence

UK secretary of state for digital culture, media and sport Karen Bradley has pushed back a decision on whether to refer 21st Century Fox’s acquisition of Sky until she has looked at all representations on the matter, but said it was highly likely the bid would be referred to the Competition and Markets Authority on […]

UK culture secretary reappointed

UK culture secretary Karen Bradley has retained her position in a cabinet re-shuffle that followed last week’s general election. Bradley was first appointed secretary of state for culture, media and sport on 14 July 2016, and was elected Conservative MP for Staffordshire Moorlands in May 2010 – a seat she retained last week. In April, […]

Karen Bradley named UK culture secretary

MP Karen Bradley has been appointed UK culture secretary, taking over from John Whittingdale. The move was announced yesterday, during Theresa May’s first full day as prime minister, as part of a broad cabinet shake-up that resulted in a number of senior ministers being replaced. Bradley has been the member of parliament for Staffordshire Moorlands […]

UK retransmission debate widens, as government looks to cut regulation

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 […]

News Corp emails throw question mark over Hunt

A question mark has arisen over the future of UK culture secretary Jeremy Hunt, following the release of emails by News Corp to the Leveson inquiry into phone hacking that appeared to show Hunt had indicated, ahead of a statement to parliament, that he was minded to give a green light to News Corp’s merger […]