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Ofcom: Recruitment

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 75884, tabled on 16 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of on 8 November 2021 to Question 71330 on Ofcom: Recruitment, how many staff on a FTE basis Ofcom has employed to support its duties under the Telecoms Security Bill as at 6 April 2021.

Answered on

19 November 2021

The Ofcom security budget for this financial year has been increased by £4.6 million. This funding will allow Ofcom to more than double the number of staff working on telecoms security by April 2022 by hiring around 30 FTE. This includes hiring a multi-skilled team including technical, enforcement and legal experts.

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