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, […]

UK culture department names new ministers

DCMS has named a number of new ministers, following the appointment of culture secretary, Karen Bradley, and of minister of state for digital policy, Matt Hancock. Lord Ashton of Hyde is now the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS’) parliamentary under secretary of state and will represent DCMS in the House of Lords. Rob […]

UK creative industries growing at twice the rate of the economy

The UK’s creative industries are increasing at more than twice the rate of the wider UK economy and exported £17.9 billion (€25.2 billion) of services in 2013, according to government figures. According to the latest figures published by the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS), exports from the creative industries increased by 34.2% –around […]

UK superfast broadband scheme connects 2.5 million

The UK government’s superfast broadband scheme has helped connected more than 2.5 million homes and businesses, rolling out at a rate of 40,000 premises per week.  According to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, superfast broadband is now available to more than 80% of homes and businesses in the UK – up from zero […]