Royal charter appeal dismissed
By Patrick Mitchell and Alasdair Muller
On 18 March 2013, the government, following the recommendations of the Leveson report, proposed a royal charter on press regulation. The Press Standards Board of Finance Limited (PressBoF), the body charged with raising a levy on the newspaper industry to secure financial support for the Press Complaints Commission, developed a rival proposal, which it submitted to the Privy Council on 30 April 2013. This rival charter was rejected by the Privy Council on 8 October 2013, in favour of that proposed by the government. PressBoF sought judicial review of the decision, which was rejected by the High Court. An appeal of this decision has now also been dismissed.
PressBoF’s arguments for judicial review centred around procedural unfairness, namely a breach of the right to be heard; a breach of the duty of adequate consultation; a breach of procedural legitimate expectation; conspicuous unfairness; and irrationality in relation to procedural matters…
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