BBC Charter

BBC Trust calls for funding process to be written into charter

The BBC’s governing body has called for a “proper process” for setting the BBC’s funding to be included for the first time in the new BBC Charter. The BBC Trust said that to protect the BBC’s independence the public should have “a formal say” in setting the BBC’s funding in the future, and that the […]

BBC lobbying for licence fee hike

The BBC will push for an inflation-based increase in its annual licence fee, according to UK press reports. The UK public broadcaster’s licence fee is currently frozen at £145.50 (€175). A weekend report in The Sunday Times suggested that following an internal review the BBC could push for a subscription-based service from 2020. The broadcaster […]