Advisory Events

Wallace and Ian

Two long serving chairs of Ofcom’s Advisory Committees in the nations – Professor Wallace Ewart and Ian Clarke - are stepping down at the end of December.

Wallace (ACNI) and Ian (ACW) have been on their respective committees since 2004, taking over as chairs shortly afterwards. As such, they have seen plenty of changes within Ofcom, the sectors it regulates, and the way the organisation engages with the nations.


Both men helped push nations issues up Ofcom's agenda

The Advisory Committee for England (ACE) is very interested in any feedback on its work.

We rely on members of the public with particular expertise and experience to let us know if we should raise specific topics or rethink our priorities as we seek to advise Ofcom staff on the regulatory issues they face.


Minutes from these meetings, which are published on the Ofcom website, give an insight into what we are discussing.

Minutes available online
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Two new members have been appointed to Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for Scotland.

Ofcom's Advisory Committees in each of the UK nations offer information and advice to Ofcom on aspects of its work, and of communications in general.

The full membership of each of the Advisory Committees represents a wide range of previous experience and skills.

The two new appointments to the Advisory Committee for Scotland (ACS) are:

Liz Leonard


Having recently heard from Dave Carter, one of the leaders of Digital Manchester, Ofcom's Advisory Committee for England believes that the UK has much to learn from digital initiatives being undertaken by cities across the UK.

And we believe we can help identify promising approaches to the use of media and digital technologies to enhance communication and information services to the diverse communities of our urban areas.

What do you think?

Ofcom is recruiting up to six new members for the Committee which provides advice to Ofcom about the interests and opinions of people living in England and its diverse communities on communications matters including commercial television and radio broadcasting, postal services, telecoms and spectrum issues.

Your chance to contribute to a significant indusrty
Local TV

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt came to address Scottish interests about his Local TV plans on 9 September.

In a well-attended meeting at Glasgow City Halls, he set out his rationale for his project,central to which was his view that local news would strengthen communities and engage electorates and that there was an opportunity for local businesses to sell their wares through more targeted advertising.

Feedback and links relating to the Local TV summit held in Glasgow last week.
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