Radio deregulation - letter to the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries

22 February 2016

In September 2015, Ed Vaizey MP requested Ofcom to examine the scope to deregulate the licensing of commercial radio, in order to enable the Department of Culture, Media & Sport to consider consulting on options for legislation.

Below is the letter in response from Ofcom CEO Sharon White which was sent to DCMS on 23rd February 2015. Also below is an accompanying qualitative research report on local commercial radio content, carried out for Ofcom by Kantar Media.

Full Reports 

Letter to Ed Vaizey MP from Sharon White 23/02/16 (PDF, 468.0 KB)

Local Commercial Radio Content - Kantar Media Research Report (PDF, 9.7 MB)