Consultation: Proposed Plan of Work 2020-21

  • Start: 07 January 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 25 February 2020

Ofcom has today set out its planned programme of work for the next financial year.

Our aim is to make communications markets work for everyone. We do this by promoting competition, securing standards and improving quality, and protecting consumers from harm.

Our proposed plan of work for 2020-21 is now open for consultation. We have identified the following areas as particularly important for the next financial year.

Ensuring value for money

We remain committed to achieving value for money. In 2020/21 our provisional budget is £133.6m. This includes a 2% rise to account for inflation and capacity for our responsibilities regarding: regulating the BBC; implementing  the broadband universal service obligation; and cybersecurity. We have also requested from Government an increase to our spending cap, to enable us to set up the new regulatory regime for video sharing platforms and implement new telecoms security requirements. We will confirm our budget in the final version of the Plan of Work.

Next steps

We are seeking views on our proposed Annual Plan by 25 February 2020. As part of the consultation process we will hold public events in London, Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff in early 2020 to hear directly from industry and the general public.

We will consider responses to our consultation and developments in the communications markets, before publishing our final plan in March 2020.

Responding to this consultation

Please submit responses using the consultation response form (ODT, 49.9 KB).

Main documents

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Responder name Type
Advisory Committee England (PDF File, 115.8 KB) Organisation
BBC (PDF File, 134.5 KB) Organisation
Boydon, M (PDF File, 215.3 KB) Individual
British Entertainment Industry Radio Group (PDF File, 172.5 KB) Organisation
British Standards Institution (PDF File, 212.5 KB) Organisation
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