Summary Box: UK press regulator axed after scandal

GOODBYE: Britain’s press regulator, much criticized amid a scandal over tabloid phone hacking, will be abolished and replaced with a new body.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The industry-funded Press Complaints Commission has been called weak and ineffective by victims of the scandal. It can demand a newspaper publish an apology, but has no power to issue fines.

UNKNOWN: Details of the new regulator’s powers and mandate have not been made public.