BT Group plc
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BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street
London EC1A 7AJ
(+44)20 7356 5000
Mr Larry Stone
President Group Public and Government Affairs
Mr Whitchurch Adrian
VP European Affairs
BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services. Following the acquisition of EE on 29 January 2016, BT consists principally of six customer-facing lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, EE, BT Wholesale and Openreach.
For the year ended 31 March 2015, BT Group’s reported revenue was £17,979m with reported profit before taxation of £2,645m.
British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.
For more information, visit www.btplc.com.
Our main focus is on Information Society related policies, such as the European Digital Agenda, including digital single market, telecommunications single market, data protection, intellectual property, cyber security, consumer policy and internet governance.
We also follow wider EU policies including the Internal Market, competition, innovation and economic relations with the EU’s major trading partners, such as with the US (TTIP), Japan, India or Brazil as well as plurilateral and multilateral trade negotiations (TiSA and at WTO level).
As a provider of the UK’s largest occupational pension fund, we also take an interest in the EU’s pension policy such as the IORP 2 Directive (Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision).
Given BT’s strong commitment to reduce CO2 emissions we take an active interest in Climate Change policy and debates around Green ICT and energy efficiency.
Long Term Investmen and Reindustrialisation
Creative industries in Europe
European Internet Forum
For further information on our European Affairs team as well as our recent and current positions on legislative proposals and other EU initiatives important to BT please go to:
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BT has no members
In 2014-2015, BT has been a member of the following organisations relevant to its European affairs and European regulatory work:
British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (BCCB)
Business for New Europe (BNE)
Centre for European Reform (CER)
Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA)
Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Telecommunications Association (ECTA)
European Internet Forum (EIF)
European Policy Centre (EPC)
European Policy Forum (EPF)
European Services Forum (ESF)
Friends of Europe
Future of Occupational Pensions in Europe (FOPE)
Transatlantic Business Council (TABC)
Verband der Anbieter von Telekommunikations- und Mehrwertdiensten (VATM)
04/2014 - 03/2015
EC, EEAS, EP
FP7, Horizon 2020
Procurement: BT supplies managed networked IT services to multinational corporations, domestic businesses, non-governmental organisations and local, national and international institutions, including from the EU.
Grants: BT participates in EU funded R&D projects.
N.B. the numbers are for our financial year running from 04/2014 to 03/2015 and represent an indicative calculation based on the data we collected in-house.
Our declared EU Affairs budget is for the same period and represents the proportional share in working time, office space and other spending, which occurs in lobbying the European Institutions. It also comprises membership fees (or where appropriate the relevant share of) in organisations and payments for consultants supporting our lobbying activities at EU level.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.