The BPI welcomes the appointment of the Rt Hon. Matt Hancock MP as Secretary for State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport – with the following comment.

 Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI & BRIT Awards, said:

“We welcome the appointment of Matt Hancock as Secretary for State at DCMS and extend our sincere congratulations on this deserved promotion.  

“Matt Hancock has shown himself to be a passionate champion of the creative industries and an ardent supporter of British music and a Minister that gets things done. He has set forward a clear vision for the creative and digital industries through the Digital Charter, pioneering a new UK approach in which online intermediaries work more closely with Government to deliver enhanced protection for consumers and promote business growth.

“We look forward to continuing our productive relationship with the Secretary for State and his team at DCMS and we wish him well in this important role for our sector. We also welcome the appointment of Margot James as Digital Minister. We look forward to working with her on the Digital Charter and supporting great British music”.