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What is Ofcom’s role during a general election?

This short guide explains the kind of issues Ofcom might look at, as well as ones that are not within our remit.

Ofcom engineer obtains chartered engineer status

Ofcom engineer Sara Salim has scooped the internationally recognised chartered engineer status – and it’s all down to her hard work.


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What is Ofcom’s role during a general election?

  • News article

13 November 2019

This short guide explains the kind of issues Ofcom might look at, as well as ones that are not within our remit.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/ofcom-role-election

Ofcom engineer obtains chartered engineer status

  • News article

06 November 2019

Ofcom engineer Sara Salim has scooped the internationally recognised chartered engineer status – and it’s all down to her hard work.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/ofcom-engineer-obtains-chartered-engineer-status

New local digital radio stations for the Channel Islands

  • News article

31 October 2019

Listeners in the Channel Islands will soon be able to tune in to a range of new local digital radio stations.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/new-local-digital-radio-stations-channel-islands

Releasing airwaves for mobile services next year

  • News article

28 October 2019

Ofcom has announced updated plans to release crucial airwaves to meet growing demand for mobile broadband and support the rollout of 5G.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/releasing-airwaves-for-mobile-services

New rules could mean hundreds of new digital radio stations

  • News article

25 October 2019

New rules have come into force that could see the launch of hundreds of new digital radio stations across the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/new-rules-new-digital-radio

Ofcom reaccredits Mobile Phones price comparison service

  • News article

25 October 2019

Mobile Phones has been reaccredited by Ofcom as part of our price comparison service accreditation scheme.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/ofcom-reaccredits-mobile-phones

BBC risking ‘lost generation’ as younger audience tunes out

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24 October 2019

The BBC may not be sustainable in its current form, if it fails to regain younger audiences who are increasingly tuning out of its services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/bbc-risking-lost-generation

You'll never talk alone: Liverpool stakes claim as Britain's chattiest city

  • News article

10 October 2019

People in Liverpool spend more time chatting on their mobile phones than those in other major cities, new Ofcom research reveals.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/liverpool-stakes-claim-as-britains-chattiest-city

Ofcom's assessment of BBC Breakfast, BBC One, 17 July 2019

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07 October 2019

Ofcom has today published its assessment of BBC Breakfast on BBC1 on 17 July 2019.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/assessment-bbc-breakfast

New rules to combat high call costs and scams come into force today

  • News article

01 October 2019

From today, phone users will be protected from high charges for calling ‘070’ numbers – which are often mistaken for mobiles, but cost much more to call.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/new-rules-combat-high-call-costs-scams

Audio on demand: the rise of podcasts

  • News article

30 September 2019

Podcasts are on the rise, with around 7.1 million listeners in the UK now tuning in each week, according to Ofcom research.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/rise-of-podcasts

Fairer prices for broadband customers

  • News article

25 September 2019

Broadband customers who are out of contract are set to pay fairer prices and providers should better protect vulnerable customers under measures set out by Ofcom today.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/fairer-prices-for-broadband-customers

Parcel companies admit breaking competition law

  • News article

19 September 2019

Royal Mail and SaleGroup, which trades as Despatch Bay, have admitted being part of an illegal anti-competitive agreement.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/parcel-companies-admit-breaking-competition-law

Breaking the class ceiling – social make-up of the TV industry revealed

  • News article

18 September 2019

The UK’s television industry is strongly skewed towards people from privately-educated backgrounds, according to Ofcom research.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/breaking-the-class-ceiling-tv-industry-social-makeup-revealed

Ofcom launches campaign to encourage switching

  • News article

16 September 2019

Ofcom has today launched a campaign to explain that it's never been simpler to switch your mobile or broadband deal.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/ofcom-campaign-encourage-switching

Mapping the future

  • News article

13 September 2019

5G, space and the future of spectrum were all topics of discussion at The Royal Geographical Society for Ofcom’s Mapping the Future event, which took place earlier this week.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/mapping-the-future

Advice for consumers: ‘Wangiri’ missed call scams

  • News article

05 September 2019

We have received reports of a rise in a type of scam known as ‘Wangiri’ phone calls. Here's what you should do if you are targeted.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/advice-wangiri-missed-call-scams

Ofcom reaccredits broadband.co.uk price comparison service

  • News article

03 September 2019

Ofcom has reaccredited broadband.co.uk, a price comparison service that offers information for people looking to compare costs of broadband services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/reaccredit-broadband-price-comparison

London calling: Ofcom to release new ‘(020) 4’ phone numbers

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30 August 2019

London will gain 10 million more landline phone numbers later this year, as Ofcom introduces a new ‘(020) 4’ range to keep the capital connected.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/new-020-4-phone-numbers

Celebrating 90 years of Baldock Radio Station

  • News article

29 August 2019

Baldock Radio Station opened its doors for the first time in 1929. Over nine decades, it has evolved from a radio receiving station to the home of Ofcom’s work on managing the airwaves.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/90-years-baldock-radio-station