Nicky Morgan

Nicky Morgan reportedly in running for BBC chairman role

Nicky Morgan, the UK’s former culture secretary, is reportedly being considered as a replacement for outgoing BBC chair David Clementi. According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, Morgan is a frontrunner for the role and is one of two candidates informally approached for the job which will be vacated when Clementi’s five-year term ends […]

UK government to consult public over licence fee avoidance decriminalisation

The British government has confirmed that it will consult with members of the public over whether licence fee non-payment should stop being a criminal offence.  This is the strongest indicator yet that Boris Johnson’s government – one which has repeatedly questioned the pubcaster’s funding model – is serious in its plans to reform the licence […]

Controversial ‘porn blocker’ will not be implemented, UK government confirms

The British government has dropped its controversial ‘porn blocker’ plans. Initially announced in 2015, the measure was the conclusion of years of attempts by the government to block minors from accessing sexually explicit materials.  Under section 14(1) of the Digital Economy Act, anybody wishing to visit sites where the majority of the content was sexually […]