Department for Culture Media and Sport
The Consumer Expert Group (CEG) advises Government on consumer issues relating to the digital switchovers of television and radio.
Following the publication of the Digital Britain White Paper in June 2009, the CEG was asked to extend its role to examine how the proposals for a switchover of radio services from a predominantly analogue to a predominantly digital landscape would impact on consumers. The CEG has two representatives on the Digital Radio Action Plan Ministerial Group [link] and task groups on technology and equipment and on market preparation. The CEG also has two representatives on the Digital Television Ministerial Group meetings.
The Consumer Expert Group’s membership is drawn from a range of consumer organisations and citizen groups including those representing disability groups and older people. Representatives from these organisations specialise in media, communications and access to technology.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the CEG or have any comments on the issues it discusses, please contact: The Consumer Expert Group co-ordinator, Media Directorate, 4th Floor, 2-4 Cockspur Street, London SW1Y 5DH.
|Gretel Jones||Age UK (Vice Chair)|
|Robert Clark||Voice of the Listener and Viewer|
|Gordon Drury||Voice of the Listener and Viewer (Technical Adviser)|
|Carole Garfield||Rural Community Councils|
|Margaret Grainger||British Wireless for the Blind Fund|
|Alison Hopkins||Consumer Focus|
|Fiona Lennox||Communications Consumer Panel|
|Susan Marks||Citizens' Advice|
|Laura Matthews||Action on Hearing Loss|
|Ruth Myers||Telecommunications Action Group|
|Kevin Taylor||Action on Hearing Loss|