Consultation outcome

Protecting the independent press from unfair competition

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

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

This document sets out the government’s response to the consultation issued on 8 April 2013 on proposals to protect the independent press from unfair competition.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Consultation on the publicity code for local councils in England.


Consultation description

The publicity code provides guidance on the content, style, distribution and cost of local authority publicity.

This consultation sets out the government’s proposals to give this guidance greater force by putting compliance with the code on a statutory basis.