BBC licence fee

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Richard Sharp: ‘pale, male, stale’ BBC chair with friends in high places
Rishi Sunak’s ex-boss had gone some way to addressing impartiality concerns but now finds himself under scrutiny

Mark Sweney Media business correspondent

23, Jan, 2023 @4:31 PM

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The Guardian view on the BBC: more important than ever | Editorial
Editorial: The future looks tough for public broadcasting, but its independence must not be compromised

Editorial

01, Jan, 2023 @6:30 PM

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Damon Buffini: BBC appoints private equity boss to make it more commercial
Former Pemira chief named deputy chair as government overhauls licence fee

Mark Sweney

09, Dec, 2022 @3:54 PM

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BBC at 100: the next decade that could determine fate of broadcaster
Public service channel can no longer rely on privileged dominance of limited broadcast spectrum

Jim Waterson Media editor

18, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Hundreds of jobs to go as BBC announces World Service cutbacks
Corporation to end production of radio output in 10 languages, including Chinese, Hindi and Arabic, as it blames licence fee freeze

Jim Waterson Media editor

29, Sep, 2022 @1:09 PM

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Ministers to review Channel 4 privatisation and scrapping of BBC licence fee
Culture secretary says she will ‘re-examine the business case’ but declines to say if licence fee could be axed

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

20, Sep, 2022 @8:52 AM

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Opinion is cheap and easy. The BBC’s mission is to deliver facts and evidence | Clive Myrie
The corporation is under attack for losing its edge. One of its leading voices defends its distinct role

Clive Myrie

04, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the future of the BBC: engage the public | Editorial
Editorial: Peers say that the licence fee is outdated – and leading Tories call for it to be scrapped. But the alternatives are worse

Editorial

24, Jul, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Council tax levy could replace TV licence fee in future funding model
Under the proposal all households would pay for the BBC through their local authority bill

Jim Waterson Media editor

17, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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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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