Department for Culture

More musical chairs as Frazer replaces Donelan at UK Culture Department

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has triggered a new top level reshuffle which sees Michelle Donelan replaced by Lucy Frazer as head of the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS). Frazer is the seventh politician to be handed the culture brief since 2018. Her predecessor held the post for just six months – but […]

UK rights bodies team up with search engines in copyright fight

Various UK rights associations have partnered with search engines Google and Bing in a government-backed attempt to crack down on internet piracy. The UK initiative will see sites dedicated to copyright-infringing content demoted in internet search results, while sites offering legal content will be easily accessible. The new voluntary code of practise was agreed between […]

UK rollout of superfast broadband ‘among fastest in the world’

The UK’s rollout of superfast broadband is “among the fastest in the world” and has been “steadily accelerating” since it began in 2012, according to the UK government.  The Department for Culture, Media and Sport claimed yesterday that 1.5 million premises are now passed and that an additional 40,000 homes and businesses are being added […]

BBC appoints culture department veteran as BBC Trust director

The BBC’s governing body, the BBC Trust, has appointed culture department veteran Jon Zeff as director of the Trust, replacing Nicholas Kroll who is due to retire from the BBC in June. Zeff is currently on the board of the UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), where his responsibilities include leading the department’s […]