Consultation outcome

Changes to Ofcom’s statutory duties and functions

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Download the full outcome

Explanatory document to the Public Bodies (Modification of Functions of Ofcom) Order 2013

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Detail of outcome

Following this consultation, the government has laid a draft Public Bodies Order to change some of Ofcom’s duties and functions. The changes are meant to provide greater flexibility for the regulator, and to remove unnecessary duplication and spending.

Alongside the Order, we have laid an explanatory document, which provides a summary of the responses received, the changes we are bringing forward, and why.

Thank you to all who responded to our consultation.

Original consultation

Summary

We want your views on proposed changes to Ofcom’s duties and obligations

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

In Summer 2010, we analysed the Office of Communication’s (Ofcom’s) duties and powers so that we can:

  • help reduce duplication and unnecessary spending
  • increase efficiency, transparency and accountability

We want your views on the changes that our analysis identified, which are set out in this consultation document.

Annex A and B can be found at the end of the consultation document. Due to its length, we have published Annex C separately, which is a summary of existing legislation relevant to this consultation.

Documents

Consultation on changes to the Office of Communications’ (Ofcom’s) statutory duties and functions

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Annex C: summary of existing legislation relevant to this consultation

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Ofcom Impact Assessment

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Regulatory Policy Committee judgement of the Impact Assessment

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Published 23 April 2013
Last updated 19 July 2013 + show all updates
  1. Added consultation response
  2. First published.