BBC licence fee

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Nadine Dorries denies tweet to Laura Kuenssberg was inappropriate
Minister overseeing BBC licence negotiations challenged over tweet to corporation’s political editor

Jim Waterson

18, Nov, 2021 @1:42 PM

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Nadine Dorries’ attack on the BBC reeks of hypocrisy – but it does need reform | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the culture secretary’s claim that the broadcaster is unrepresentative

Letters

06, Oct, 2021 @5:00 PM

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The Guardian view on the government and the BBC: an endless war of attrition | Editorial
Editorial: Orchestrated hostility from the right is undermining public service broadcasting when it has never been more vital

Editorial

21, Sep, 2021 @5:35 PM

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BBC braced for more budget cuts as new licence fee deal nears
Announcement for five-year deal with government could come next week, with funding freeze anticipated

Jim Waterson

16, Sep, 2021 @6:36 PM

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Television licence fee 'preferred option' to fund BBC until 2038, say MPs
Committee suggests broadcaster should have new 10-year Royal Charter if no alternative is proposed

Jim Waterson

25, Mar, 2021 @6:01 AM

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BBC to relocate 400 jobs outside London
Corporation seeking to secure funding settlement from government keen to redistribute spending around UK

Jim Waterson Media editor

18, Mar, 2021 @11:45 AM

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BBC extends deadline for over-75s to set up TV licence after lack of response
Broadcaster says more than 650,000 households did not respond to letters setting out changes

Archie Bland

16, Feb, 2021 @11:57 PM

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The Guardian view on the BBC: more than good value | Editorial
Editorial: The BBC should argue for itself as a public utility, central to democratic life

Editorial

24, Jan, 2021 @6:30 PM

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No more metropolitan elite dominance, vows new BBC chair, himself excepted | John Crace
Richard Sharp appeared before a blunt Commons committee for what all knew was a mere rubber-stamping exercise

John Crace

14, Jan, 2021 @8:03 PM

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Next BBC chair says it may be worth looking again at licence fee
Richard Sharp describes model as ‘least worst’ option but says he will keep open mind about its future

Archie Bland

14, Jan, 2021 @5:48 PM

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Call off plan to relax law on licence fee non-payment, says Labour
Plans for decriminalisation have reportedly been delayed until 2022 at the earliest

Alex Hern and Caroline Davies

21, Dec, 2020 @8:11 PM

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Facebook executive on panel to advise on UK broadcasting rules
Nicola Mendelsohn, Michael Grade and MP Andrew Griffith named on 10-strong committee

Jim Waterson Media editor

10, Nov, 2020 @12:01 AM

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