Covid-19: Local and Regional News Organisations

Part of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons on 27th April 2020.

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Photo of John Whittingdale John Whittingdale Minister of State

The Government recognise the vital role that local and regional newspapers play in the provision of reliable, high-quality information during this time. We have already put in place an unprecedented financial package to provide support to all businesses and have taken a number of steps to provide specific support to news publishers. We are continuing to work closely with publishers to fully understand the specific challenges that they are facing with the supply chain and the fall in advertising revenues and options for addressing these.