Social Media: Taxation

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 27th June 2017.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to introduce an industry-wide levy from social media companies and communications service providers to support awareness and preventative activity to counter internet harms; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy)

As part of the work on the Digital Charter, which was announced in the Queen's speech, the Government is considering a range of options to counter internet harms. Further details of our approach is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/matt-hancocks-speech-on-technology-at-the-margaret-thatcher-conference-on-security

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