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PRP consultation on undertaking cyclical and ad hoc reviews – CLOSED

This consultation has closed. We have published our final decision.

The Press Recognition Panel (PRP) is consulting on our proposals for reviewing approved regulators.

The Charter requires us 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.

We have outlined our proposed approach to reviewing approached regulators in our consultation document.

Closing date

The consultation will run for eight weeks from Tuesday 16 February 2016 until Monday 11 April 2016.

Consultation webinar

As part of the consultation, we held an online webinar on Wednesday 16 March 2016, during which we will outlined our proposals and answered questions about our proposed approach. A recording of the webinar is available online.

Responding to the consultation

Online form

You can submit your response by completing our online form.

Downloadable form

You can respond by downloading and completing our PDF form.

You can email the completed form to or post it to Susie Uppal, Chief Executive, Press Recognition Panel, Mappin House, 4 Winsley Street, London W1W 8HF.

By phone

You can also respond over the phone by calling 020 3443 7070.

Face to face

If you would like to give your submission to us in person, you can arrange a face-to-face meeting by calling 020 3443 7070.

Diversity monitoring

If you are responding as an individual, it would assist us in complying with our obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty if you would complete the separate diversity monitoring form and email it to

The completed form will be held confidentially, and will be separated from your consultation response. The data will be used for statistical purposes only.