Digital is added to Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Karen Bradley with DCMS ministers.

In a move that acknowledges the way the remit for the UK’s department for Culture, Media and Sport has evolved, the Prime Minister and Culture Secretary Karen Bradley have agreed a name change. The Department will continue to be referred to as DCMS in all communications, but it is now the department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Secretary of State 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.”

A statement added that “the traditional core of DCMS remains as important as ever, covering arts, culture, the creative industries, sport, tourism, heritage, gambling, boosted by responsibility for civil society, charities, volunteering and innovative financing to create an inclusive economy. This work makes an essential contribution to driving growth and enriching lives”.