Political Monitor 10/07/2020

Broadband DCMS Oral Questions On Thursday, Marion Fellows MP (SNP) asked what steps the Government was taking to ensure the effective delivery of broadband services. Digital Infrastructure Minister Matt Warman MP noted the £5billion investment provided for broadband...

Political Monitor 03/07/2020

COVID-19 Half a million frontline NHS workers benefit from coronavirus telecoms deal DCMS published an update on their programme to support NHS workers in conjunction with the telecoms industry. This noted that nearly 500,000 NHS staff have directly claimed through...

Political Monitor 26/06/2020

COVID-19 Government to publish new post-Covid-19 digital strategy in the Autumn During his closing speech at the UK Tech Cluster Group, Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden MP announced that the Government will publish a new digital strategy in the Autumn to reflect the...

Political Monitor 19/06/2020

Broadband MPs launch campaign to connect low income families Siobhain McDonagh MP (Lab) has launched a campaign to facilitate free broadband connections and devices for children on free school meals to help reduce the digital divide. McDonagh’s campaign, which has...

Political Monitor 12/06/2020

Covid-19 DCMS announces whitelisting of victim support sites DCMS and the Ministry of Justice have published details of a new agreement with mobile operators to remove sites relating to victim support from data caps throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. MNOs including EE,...

Political Monitor 05/06/2020

Broadband DCMS Questions on broadband During oral questions to DCMS Minister Mark Pritchard MP (Con) asked what steps are being taken to ensure competition between broadband providers. He noted the resilience in the data networks but pressed Government on what they...