Insights News Media Association welcomes Chancellor’s commitment to the Digital Markets Unit (DMU)


The NMA has published a news release welcoming the Chancellor’s commitment to bring forward legislation for the DMU (see item above under General).

NMA Chief Executive Owen Meredith said: “We are delighted that the government has used the Autumn Statement today to restate the commitment to bring this vital legislation before Parliament during this session. These measures are pro-growth and will deliver value for money back to the pockets of consumers, both vital at this time.

“As the main investor in trusted journalism in the UK, the news media sector has a vital role to play in our democratic society as we face up to the serious challenges ahead of us. By acting to give the Digital Markets Unit the teeth it needs to level the playing field between news publishers and the tech platform, government has moved forward with its stated objective of placing journalism on a truly sustainable footing.” To read the NMA’s press release in full, click here.