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Government departments and public bodies responsible for the sectors which employ BECTU's members often engage in public consultations about proposals for change.

NEC reps during a conference sessionNEC reps during Conference 2010. Pic: Mark Dimmock

 BECTU plays an active part in such consultations and the union's submissions are endorsed by the National Executive Committee (NEC) as BECTU policy.

The text of these documents is available here.

Submissions listed in date order with the most recent appearing first:  

BECTU response to the BFI's consultation on their five year plan, June 2012.

BECTU response to The Communication from the European Commission on State Aid for Films & other Audiovisual Works, June 2012 

BECTU Response to the H.M. Government Copyright Consultation on the proposals arising from The Hargreaves Review, 21st March 2012.

Letter to Richard Hooper from Gerry Morrissey concerning the proposal for a Digital Copyright Exchange - 10th February 2012.

BECTU response to the Culture Media & Sport Select Committee on media plurality - 19th January 2012

BECTU response to the BBC Trust consultation on 'Delivering Quality First' - 20th December 2011.

Online Distribution of Audiovisual Works - response to European Commission consultation, November 2011

OfCOM consultation on measuring plurality across media, November 2011

Licencing of Channels 3 and 5, November 2011

Ofcom - A new framework for Local TV September 2011

Low Pay Commission, September 2011

Film Policy Review, (to the DCMS) September 2011

BIS Study of Hargreaves Intellectual Property Review, September 2011 

HM Treasury Consultation into Abolish of 36 Tax Reliefs, July 2011

Submission to Jeremy Hunt's extended consultation on the proposed takeover of BSKyB by News Corporation, June 2011

Resolving Workplace Disputes, submission, April 2011.

BSkyB takeover by News Corporation, submission to Ofcom March 2011

Hargreaves Intellectual Property Review submission, March 2011

Foreign Affairs Select Committee enquiry into BBC World Service, submission February 2011

Ofcom New Framework for Local TV September 2011

Public Interest Consultation into News Corporation's planned takeover of BSkyB, December 2010.

Culture Media & Sport Committee enquiry into arts and heritage funding, submission, August 2010.

BBC Trust Strategy Review Consultation, BECTU's submission, April 2010.

UK Film: Digital Innovation and Creative Excellence, BECTU's submission, December 2009.

Ofcom Digital Dividend Review: Clearing the 800Mhz Band and Funding for PMSE (programme making and special events): BECTU's submission, September 2009.

Dept for Business Innovation and Skills consultation on blacklisting, BECTU's submission August 2009.

DCMS Consultation: News in the Nations, Locally and in the Regions, BECTU's submission July 2009.

Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003: the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (which became the Department for Business Innovation and Skills in June 2009) initiated a review of the agency regulations. BECTU's submission June 2009.

Ofcom Digital Dividend Review: Clearing the 800 MHz Band. BECTU's submission April 2009.

IPPR report into levies and the funding of public service broadcasting. Report jointly commissioned with the NUJ and published in April 2009.

House of Lords Select Committee Enquiry into UK orginated film and TV content. BECTU's submission February 2009.

Digital Britain. BECTU's submission February 2009.

Ofcom's 2nd Public Service Broadcasting Review. BECTU's submission to the Second Phase Review December 2008.

Ofcom's 2nd Public Service Broadcasting Review. BECTU's submission to the First Phase Review June 2008.  

Welsh Assembly Enquiry into Public Service Broadcasting. BECTU's submission May 2008.

Ofcom Digital Dividend Review Consultation BECTU's submission to the opening consultation March 2007.

 

 

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