A recent UK government White Paper sets out its policy for the future of the country's communications and media. Some proposals, such as creating a new regulator (OFCOM) and relaxing the rules governing media ownership, have received considerable publicity. Others, less widely reported, are of potential interest far beyond the traditional communications and media sector. They contain threats and opportunities for businesses of all kinds, according to law firm Lovells.These include:
A copy of the White Paper is available at www.communicationswhitepoper.gov.uk .