Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013

The Government has implemented the cross-party agreement that was made in the wake of the Leveson Inquiry, through the Royal Charter and the Crime and Courts Act 2013.  The exemplary damages measures commenced in November 2015 and a framework has been delivered for a new system of independent press self-regulation.

The commencement of cost provisions is still under consideration and I know that the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley, is discussing section 40 with interested parties as part of these considerations.