Small blogs to be exempt under press regulation plans

Blogs with a turnover of less than £2m and those with fewer than 10 employees will not be subject to new press regulation, the government says.

The amendments — to go before MPs on Monday — also exempt small firms for whom news is not their core business.

A press watchdog is to be established in England and Wales by royal charter and backed by legislation following the Leveson inquiry into press ethics.

The government said the amendments clarify the position — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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