Arts and culture ‘downgraded’ in ministerial restructure

Former Culture and Digital Minister Matt Hancock’s remit is slimmed to Digital, as arts and culture joins heritage and tourism under the remit of first-time Minister John Glen.

Arts and culture have been separated from the creative industries in a restructure of ministerial responsibilities at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), in a move criticised as ‘downgrading’ the importance of the arts and the creative industries.

Former Culture and Digital Minister Matt Hancock’s remit is slimmed to Digital, encompassing the creative industries, broadcasting and media, while arts and culture will now fall alongside heritage and tourism under the remit of Salisbury MP and first-time Minister John Glen.

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