Following the publication of the Digital Britain White Paper in June 2009, the Consumer Expert Group (CEG) was asked to extend its remit to consider the proposal for a digital radio switchover, specifically the potential impact on consumers.
The CEG subsequently decided to conduct an investigation into digital radio switchover policies and reported its findings and recommendations to government earlier this year. This report sets out government’s response to the CEG’s recommendations.
The government welcomes the CEG’s report and its ongoing contribution to considerations on digital radio switchover. Many of the issues raised by the CEG in its report are being examined as part of the ongoing work of the Digital Radio Action Plan’s 4 task groups. The CEG is engaged with the Action Plan process and in particular will be closely involved with the work of the Market Preparation and Technology and Equipment Groups.