Working together to be ready for the digital age

Regulations and policy environments are vital to making high quality, digital services viable in the UK, the EU, and around the world. We engage regularly with regulators, politicians and policy-makers so we can work together.

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Cooperating with government

Our public policy work covers a wide territory, from infrastructure investment to national security, from regulating online harms to trade and economic policy. Government relations are important to us, and we often contribute to responses to consultations and cross-industry initiatives.

Working with the Regulator

Our main regulatory relationship is with Ofcom in the UK. The main source of Ofcom’s powers and duties is the Communications Act 2003, which gives it general competition powers for the sector and helps it enforce consumer law. We also engage with other regulatory bodies like the Competition and Markets Authority. 

Our network vision

We’re stepping up to deliver the next generation of digital network infrastructure.  Our smart network will be the first of its kind in the UK.

Our ambition is to create one converged, smart network built on our world-leading fixed and mobile networks – going beyond 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi and ultrafast broadband to seamlessly connect our customers wherever they are.

Contact us

  • Alex Towers

    Director of Policy and Public Affairs
    Biography

    Alex leads BT’s political strategy and its public policy work, both in the UK and around the world. Before joining BT, he was the Director of the BBC Trust- the BBC’s regulator and governing body until 2017. In his earlier career, he was a civil servant at DCMS, where his work on media policy included the 2003 Communications Act, Ofcom’s first review of public service broadcasting and the BBC Charter Review that followed.

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    Emily Clark

    Chief Economist
    Biography

    Emily leads the economics “centre of excellence” within BT which provides economic thinking and analysis to further key commercial, regulatory, policy and strategy goals wherever it is required in BT. The team analyses the markets in which BT operates, and helps to make sure that BT’s strategies are based on sound economics.

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    Clive Carter

    Regulatory Affairs Director, Group and Governance
    Biography

    Clive leads regulatory engagement at BT Group. His team creates and socialises BT's regulatory strategy, overseeing risks and opportunities. Before joining BT, Clive led Ofcom’s Strategy and Policy team, ran Ofcom’s Digital Communications Review, and was responsible for negotiating with BT on the Commitments.

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    Jonny Bunt

    Regulatory Affairs Director, Consumer
    Biography

    Jonny leads regulatory strategy for our Consumer division. Prior to this, he was Pricing and Portfolio Director for BT Consumer. During this time, he led on the implementation of significant regulatory change including BT’s response to Ofcom’s Standalone Fixed Voice Consultation and the Loyalty Penalty super-compliant.

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    Priya Sinha

    Regulatory Affairs Director, Enterprise and Global Services
    Biography

    Priya Sinha is responsible for regulatory strategy for our Enterprise and Global divisions. Priya has a strong background in regulatory affairs having worked for OfCom, Ofwat where she was Director of Market Outcomes and previously Ofgem, where she was Associate Partner in the Business Consumer and Third Party Intermediary Team.

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  • If you would like more information on our regulatory work, you can contact our regulatory affairs team at regulatory.affairs@bt.com

  • If you have parliamentary casework relating to BT or EE, please contact our dedicated team at mpelc@bt.com. For all other general queries about our policy work, including about our EU and Global Public Affairs policy work, please contact public.affairs1@bt.com.

  • Communications Regulation Compliance (CRC) are BT Group subject matter experts on compliance with Ofcom’s regulatory framework and non UK telecoms obligations.

    Our key contact for regulation compliance in BT is Chris Wood, Senior Manager Communications Regulation Compliance and can be contracted at compliance@bt.com

  • If you have seen something on one of our channels or platforms and would like to make a complaint please contact the BT Sport Complaints Team or you can contact Ofcom through their website

  • If you have a complaint about our code of practice, please email us at bt.custhelp.com/app/contact, call our Customer Service for free on 0800 800 150.