"We welcome the Prime Minister back to office and look forward to the appointment of a new Culture Secretary. This will be the ninth Culture Secretary since 2010. It is vital, with challenges such as platform regulation, data ethics and regulatory efficacy that we see an end to the revolving door at DCMS and progress made in key areas.”

“ISBA has long called for a return to evidence-led regulation when it comes to the consideration of further advertising restrictions; for the creation of a new independent regulator for the social media platforms; and for government to provide long-term regulatory certainty through Brexit and beyond. With that, we can unleash the power of the sector, the third largest in our economy.”

Update 17 December:

"We welcome Nicky Morgan back to post as we move through these vital first weeks of a new government. It calls into question the Prime Minister’s long-term plans for both the department and its status within Cabinet. Platform regulation, data ethics, digital advertising and regulatory efficacy are significant priorities and we re-emphasise the need for long-term clarity."

Phil Smith, Director General, ISBA

For more information on ISBA's requests for the new Government, see our Manifesto here.

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Written 13th December 2019
By ISBA Team