The Royal Charter requires the Press Recognition Panel (PRP) to review approved regulators to ensure they continue to meet the Charter’s recognition criteria. A cyclical review must be carried out as soon as reasonably practicable two years after a regulator has been recognised and three yearly thereafter. The Charter also requires us to undertake ad hoc reviews in exceptional circumstances and where there is a significant public interest in undertaking a review.
From Tuesday 16 February 2016 until Monday 11 April 201 we held a public consultation on our proposed processes for reviewing the recognition of regulators.
As part of the consultation, we held an online webinar on Wednesday 16 March 2016, during which we outlined our proposals and answered questions about our proposed approach. A recording of the webinar is available online.
We received 3 written responses, and these are available below. We have analysed all the responses carefully and have considered the points made when reviewing our original proposals.
Our final decision paper is now available online together with our process for reviewing the recognition of approved regulators.
The written responses we received are published below. Each respondent was happy for their names and their submissions to be published in full.