Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is a department of the United Kingdom government, with responsibility for culture and sport in England, the building of a digital economy, and some aspects of the media throughout the UK, such as broadcasting and Internet.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Welsh: Adran Ddigidol, Diwylliant, Cyfryngau a Chwaraeon

100 Parliament Street – partly occupied by DCMS on the windowless fourth floor
Department overview
Formed1997; 24 years ago (1997)
Preceding Department
  • Department for National Heritage
JurisdictionEngland (culture, sport)
UK (digital, media)
Headquarters100 Parliament Street,
London SW1A 2BQ,
Employees900 (approx)[1]
Annual budget£1.4 billion (current) & £1.3 billion (capital) for 2011–12[2]
Ministers responsible
Department executives
  • Sarah Healey CB, Permanent Secretary
  • Sam Lister, Director General for Strategy and Operations
  • Susannah Storey, Director General for Digital and Media
  • Ruth Hannant and Polly Payne (job share), Director General for Culture, Sport, and Civil Society
  • Jacinda Humphry, Finance Director
  • Professor Tom Rodden, Chief Scientific Adviser

It also has responsibility for the tourism, leisure and creative industries (some joint with Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy). The department was also responsible for the delivery of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.