Consultation outcome

Community Radio Consultation

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

This consultation has concluded

Download the full outcome

The Draft Community Radio (Amendment) Order 2015

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Government Response to the Consultation on Community Radio

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Community Radio amendments - Impact Assesment

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Detail of outcome

The Consultation closed on 23rd April 2014

The Government issued it’s response on 22nd January 2015. Details are set out in the following documents.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

Consultation on the current funding restrictions for community radio.

Documents

Consultation description

The consultation sets out policy proposals to relax current financial restrictions on community radio, whilst not altering community radio unique role in terms of supporting localness and community engagement.

This consultation seeks specific views on:

  • The lifting of the restriction on community radio stations preventing them from taking any income from on-air advertising or sponsorship if they overlap with a commercial radio licence whose coverage area includes 150,000 adults or fewer.

  • On the restrictions preventing community radio stations from taking more than 50% of their annual income from on-air advertising and sponsorship, if they remain appropriate, and what, if any changes, are justifiable.

  • On the case for further licence extensions for community radio stations in the event of a decision to implement a radio switchover.

  • On improving the effectiveness of the Community Radio Fund.

The consultation closed on 23rd April 2014