House of Lords

Digital exclusion undermines UK govt plans to become technology superpower, says Lords

The House of Lords has warned the UK government’s “ambition to make the UK a technology superpower and boost economic growth is being undermined by high levels of digital exclusion.” According to the Communications and Digital Committee report Digital exclusion published today the Government does not have a credible plan to tackle digital exclusion, despite […]

BBC could be funded by council tax levy, says House of Lords report

The BBC licence fee could be replaced by an additional charge on local government council tax bills, breaking the link between the charge and ownership of a TV and enabling lower income households to pay less, according to a report from the House of Lords on the future funding of the pubcaster. The council tax […]

C4 privatisation risks ‘outweigh benefits’

A report into the future of Channel 4 has concluded the risks associated with the mooted privatisation of the UK public broadcaster outweigh the potential benefits. The House of Lords, the UK’s upper house, came to that conclusion in its ‘A Privatised Future for Channel 4?‘ report, published today. The House of Lords select committee […]