30 NOV 2015

SIMON HART WINS ASSURANCE THAT S4C'S CARMARTHEN MOVE STILL ON TRACK

Carmarthen MP Simon Hart has won an assurance from S4C that the station's relocation to Carmarthen IS still on track – despite some news reports suggesting otherwise.

Last week's spending review saw the Government cut S4Cs money from £6.7million to £5 million by 2019.

There were fears that this may impact on the station's planned relocation to Carmarthen but S4C has told Mr Hart that it's full steam ahead.

In a letter to Mr Hart, Ian Jones, Chief Executive of S4C said: "These relocation plans are very important to us at S4C and they constitute part of our efforts to ensure that the economic and linguistic benefits of the work we do are felt throughout Wales.

"Over the past months during which there has been protracted public discussion regarding the future of S4C's funding, we have stated on several occasions that our relocation plans to Carmarthen will continue.

"This is possible due to the cost-neutral nature of the plans we have chosen to pursue, which mean that while cuts in funding may well impact on the ongoing services we are able to provide, they will not impact on the chosen location of our headquarters."

Mr Hart added: "I am delighted that S4C has given this unequivocal reassurance that their future is in Carmarthen. I hope that this quashes any rumours to the contrary and that investor confidence remains."

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