Media: Key issues for the 2015 Parliament

This section of the Key Issues 2015 publication focuses on the BBC Charter and press regulation. This briefing was prepared by House of Commons Library researchers for Members of the new Parliament in 2015 and includes analysis of a range of subjects.


Renewing BBC Charter

The renewal of the Charter and Agreement provides a rare opportunity for Government, Parliament and the public to influence how the BBC is financed and operated.

Press regulation – where are we now?

How do we ensure that the press is both free and responsible?

Current Briefing Papers

The Key Issues articles were published in May 2015. However, the Commons Library produces new briefings as topics evolve.

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