Draft Online Safety Bill

The draft Online Safety Bill establishes a new regulatory framework to tackle harmful content online.


Draft Online Safety Bill

Delegated powers memorandum

Explanatory notes

Impact assessment


The draft Online Safety Bill delivers the government’s manifesto commitment to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online while defending free expression.

This draft legislation gives effect to the policy approach outlined in the February 2020 and December 2020 government responses.

The documents include:

  • draft Online Safety Bill
  • explanatory notes
  • impact assessment — for general enquiries or in response to any of the questions included in this impact assessment, please contact
  • delegated powers memorandum
Published 12 May 2021