Ofcom submits first annual report to Welsh Language Commissioner

06 November 2018

Ofcom has submitted its first annual report to the Welsh Language Commissioner, setting out how we comply with the statutory Welsh Language Standards.

Since their introduction in 2017, the standards have allowed Ofcom to build on our work in Welsh.

We take our obligations in relation to the Welsh language extremely seriously and treat the Welsh and English languages equally.

Over the past year, we have:

  • produced Welsh-language versions of key documents such as Connected Nations, Media Nations, our Annual Report and a report on Representation and Portrayal on BBC Television;
  • launched a Welsh-language Twitter account, @OfcomCymraeg, to help engage with Welsh speakers; and
  • provided a range of bespoke resources in Welsh, including videos and apps for checking broadband and mobile reception.

Our report to the Welsh Language Commissioner is an interactive digital document. This enables Ofcom to showcase its Welsh-language activities in a visual and engaging way.

Alison Crosland, Ofcom’s Group Director for Corporate Services, said: “The Welsh language is an important part of everyday life in Wales, and we have been pleased to provide more services than ever before to Welsh speakers. We’re always seeking to do that in new and innovative ways.”

Ofcom regulates for people across the whole UK and its nations. Many people in Wales choose to communicate with Ofcom in Welsh, and we encourage them to do so.

Ofcom’s Wales office is based in Cardiff, and the team mostly consists of fluent Welsh speakers. This includes a Senior Welsh Language Adviser who supports our work in Welsh and our commitment to the language.