Department for Culture Media and Sport

archive 2010


Royal Assent for the Digital Economy Bill



9 April 2010

The Digital Economy Bill has now been published as the Digital Economy Act 2010, following Royal Assent. The Act includes provisions relating to the UK’s communications infrastructure, public service broadcasting, copyright licensing and online infringement of copyright, and security and safety online and in video games. 

Museums in North West to receive funding boost


1 April 2010

£200,000 for People’s History Museum in Manchester and
£500,000 for National Museums Liverpool

Culture calling – right on your phone


01 April 2010

Ever wondered how close you were to a Picasso? A hidden museum? The latest art exhibition?  Well, soon you will be able to find out with the touch of a button on your phone. 

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham to benefit from London 2012


01 April 2010

The Olympic Board has agreed a special package of measures to help the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham receive maximum benefits from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Government outlines next steps in developing universal culture offer for all children and young people, including Arts Council England review of funding for cultural education


1 April 2010

The Government today confirmed the next steps in realising the ambition for every child and young person to experience at least five hours of high-quality cultural activities each week.  This will transform the way in which youngsters relate to culture and the arts, and lay the foundations for future generations of creativity and cultural excellence.

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