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Young Audiences Content Fund

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL7541, tabled on 31 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay on 17 March (HL Deb col 450), how long the evaluation of the Young Audiences Content Fund will take; and when they will decide whether to extend that fund.

Answered on

5 April 2022

The full evaluation of the three-year pilot Young Audiences Content Fund will begin following the final determination of Year Three award funding; a timetable for the evaluation’s conclusion has not been set at this stage. The potential of further investment will be assessed following the conclusion of the evaluation and against future public service broadcasting needs.

HM Government has no current plans to put additional taxes on video-on-demand services or to introduce levies.