Close the Press Complaints Commission, and give responsibility to OFCOM

  • Hand over responsibility for managing press complaints to OFCOM.
     
  • Dissolve the existing commission's policy of self-regulation with the change, and replace it with independent figures.
     
  • As OFCOM has statutory powers, ensure that those handling the role of the PCC within OFCOM will be able to impose fines on publications when they are in breach of the code.

Why is this idea important?

  • Hand over responsibility for managing press complaints to OFCOM.
     
  • Dissolve the existing commission's policy of self-regulation with the change, and replace it with independent figures.
     
  • As OFCOM has statutory powers, ensure that those handling the role of the PCC within OFCOM will be able to impose fines on publications when they are in breach of the code.