We believe that in order for the BBC to become truly accountable, all television licence holders should be given real say over how the BBC Trust is run.
The Government should also legislate to protect club names and club colours from change without the approval of a legally constituted supporters’ trust. Consideration must be given to create favourable tax incentives to community investment in supporter trust and community run sports clubs.
We propose that there should be a single Consumer Ombudsman with US-style powers. This ombudsman would also have the power to take up class actions on behalf of consumers against companies.
There needs to be an annual ‘Competition Health Check’; led jointly by consumers and the competition authorities, to ensure regulators and politicians act where markets do not work in the public interest.