Statement published 25 March 2019
This document sets out our plan of work for the next financial year. This follows a consultation on our proposed plans, which ended on 8 February 2019. The proposals take into account the duties given to us by Parliament, the markets we regulate and our own strategic priorities.
Our priorities for the next financial year reflect feedback we received during the consultation process. We took feedback from people around the UK, holding public events in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London. We also received written responses.
During our consultation period, the Government published a draft statement of its strategic priorities for telecommunications, the management of radio spectrum and post. We explain in section 3 how we have considered this draft statement in setting our plan.
We provide an overview of our priorities for the next financial year below. Further detail on these, and our programmatic work, can be found in sections 3 and 4, with highlights for our nation specific work set out in section 5. Our wider work plan can be found in Annex 2.
Ofcom is hosting a series of events to discuss our Proposed Annual Plan. These events will give stakeholders and members of the public from around the UK the chance to comment on our proposed work areas for the coming year. Those with an interest in Ofcom’s work are also encouraged to formally respond to our consultation by the closing date of 8 February 2019.
Each event will begin with a brief presentation, after which there will be an opportunity to comment and ask questions. All meetings are open and free of charge. They will take place in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London.
When: Tuesday 15 January, 12:30 – 14:30
Where: Clayton Hotel, 22-26, Ormeau Ave, Belfast BT2 8HS
When: Thursday 17 January, 14:00 – 15:00
Where: Glazier’s Hall, 9 Montague Cl, London SE1 9DD
RSVP: via Eventbrite
When: Friday 25 January, 11:30 – 13:30
Where: Ofcom Wales Office, 2 Caspian Point, Caspian Way, Cardiff CF10 4DQ
RSVP: Elinor.firstname.lastname@example.org by 18th January
When: Thursday 31 January, 10:00 – 12:00
Where: Ofcom Edinburgh Office, 125 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4AD