BBC licence fee

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Boris Johnson’s no-confidence vote: PM tells cabinet to ‘draw a line’ under Partygate after narrowly surviving bruising ballot – as it happened
Boris Johnson says ministers should focus on ‘cutting costs of government’ after William Hague says his position is ‘untenable’

Andrew Sparrow

07, Jun, 2022 @4:37 PM

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BBC to cut number of programmes it makes, says director general
Tim Davie suggests more stations could become archive services, as he prepares to announce deep cuts

Jim Waterson Media editor

27, Apr, 2022 @3:20 PM

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Stephen Collins on the BBC licence fee – cartoon
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Stephen Collins

12, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A huge and probably futile gamble: the strange TV return of BBC Three
What is the channel’s point? Will young people watch? And can the broadcaster even afford it? BBC Three’s relaunch is full of difficult questions

Mark Lawson

01, Feb, 2022 @9:00 AM

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BBC boss takes swipe at Nadine Dorries over BBC funding
Tim Davie says corporation facing £285m funding gap by 2027 and it is ‘not for one person to decide’ future model

Sarah Marsh

26, Jan, 2022 @6:07 PM

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The BBC must represent the views of its audience | Letters
Letters: David Jordan, the BBC’s director of editorial policy and standards, on the need for balance, and Jeremy Mitchell on the broadcaster’s global significance


21, Jan, 2022 @5:48 PM

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David Dimbleby suggests BBC licence fee could be linked to council tax
Former Question Time host says he believes in licence fee but it would be fairer to remove flat rate

Caroline Davies

21, Jan, 2022 @3:51 PM

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The BBC is so much more than a subplot in the Tory soap opera | Zoe Williams
Progressives must do more than just try to save institutions from the wreckers, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

20, Jan, 2022 @6:10 PM

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Virtual reality is no match for the real thing | Brief letters
Brief letters: Living in the real world | Rot at the top | Playing away | BBC brouhaha


18, Jan, 2022 @4:55 PM

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BBC chief warns licence fee deal will leave £285m funding gap
Tim Davie says six-year licence fee settlement will mean fewer programmes and services

Jamie Grierson

18, Jan, 2022 @11:33 AM

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BBC funding ‘up for discussion’, says Nadine Dorries, as licence fee frozen
Culture secretary confirms fee will remain at £159 until 2024, but softens stance on its permanent abolition

Jim Waterson Media editor

17, Jan, 2022 @7:42 PM

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BBC calls licence decision ‘disappointing’ after Nadine Dorries confirms two-year fee freeze – as it happened
Culture secretary rebuked by Speaker for tweeting announcement on Sunday as BBC says decision will impact on programming

Andrew Sparrow

17, Jan, 2022 @6:26 PM

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