The Department for Culture, Media & Sport is changing its name to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
The Government body will keep its current short-form identity (DCMS) but will now include the word Digital in its title.
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley said: “DCMS celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and it is fitting now to include Digital in the name. The department has taken on significant new responsibilities in recent years, so that half of its policy and delivery work now covers the digital sectors – telecommunications, data protection, internet safety, cyber skills and parts of media and the creative industries.”
The DCMS will continue to cover Arts, Culture, the Creative Industries, Sport, Tourism, Heritage, Gambling, boosted by responsibility for civil society, charities, volunteering and more. Matt Hancock has served at DCMS since last year as Minister of State for Digital, looking after all things radio.
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