Our annual reports to the Welsh Language Commissioner

27 September 2021

This is Ofcom's fourth annual report (covering 2020-21) on its compliance with the statutory Welsh Language Standards to the Welsh Language Commissioner.

The Standards have allowed Ofcom to build on our work in Welsh since they were introduced in 2017.

We remain committed to promoting the Welsh language and enabling people to interact with Ofcom in their preferred language – whether that is Welsh or English. We’ve achieved this in a way that’s proportionate and consistent with our existing duties.

Over the past year, we have:

  • appointed a Welsh language Associate in October 2020 to support our Senior Welsh language Advisor
  • translated over 500,000 words into Welsh, including key publications such as Media Nations Wales, Small Screen, Big Debate Review Statement, Connected Nations Wales, Ofcom's Annual Report on the BBC 2020
  • produced several Welsh language videos, which we've shared on social media, including our broadcast complaints video below
  • launched our Welsh language matters online hub, including a new video promoting our services to Welsh speakers
  • launched a bilingual monthly consumer e-newsletter for subscribers.

Full report

Ofcom’s Annual Report for the Welsh Language Commissioner 2020-21 (PDF, 214.9 KB)

This video is available in Welsh.