Chris Patten

Ayre reappointed to BBC Trust with extended role

Richard Ayre has bee re-appointed to serve a further four years on the BBC Trust. Ayre’s new term will run from August 1 2014 to July 31 2018. Currently chair of the complaints and appeals board, he will also become chair of the editorial standards board when Alison Hastings’ term ends in October. Ayre (pictured) […]

Funding boost for BBC World Service under licence fee support

The BBC World Service will receive a £5 million (€5.9 million) boost in income to £245 million when it moves to being funded by the licence fee next year. Following a written ministerial statement from the foreign secretary on his department’s spending for the current financial year, BBC Trust chairman Chris Patten said: “When it […]