License Fee

Why I'm Happy To Pay My License Fee And Stand Up For The BBC

John Fitzpatrick | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK
John Fitzpatrick

These are just some of the reasons why I am happy to pay my license fee and why it is such great value for money. Some people argue that the stars named into today's report could go to ITV and the BBC could find cheaper talent. This is an argument which is flawed because as the talent becomes more successful the more their commercial worth goes up.

We Face a Big Choice About the Kind of BBC We Want in the Future

Tony Hall | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK
Tony Hall

The BBC does not belong to its staff. The BBC does not belong to the Government. The BBC belongs to the country. The public are our shareholders - they pay for us. So it is their voice that will matter most in this debate. And what the public wants is a continually better BBC. So that will be our test for any future proposals. Will audiences be even happier with what they get from us? Is the BBC still able to give them the best output in the world? Have we helped the creative industries grow? That, to me, is the real debate - and the only debate that really matters.

David Cameron Tells BBC To Make More British Comedies And Dramas

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

David Cameron has fired a shot across the bow of the BBC demanding the Corporation produce more home-grown dramas and comedies to justify its continui...

A War on the Young? The Closure of BBC Three

Des Freedman | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK
Des Freedman

The BBC's decision to close its sole youth-focused TV channel, BBC Three, is both depressing and divisive. Depressing because it represents yet another attack on a generation that is already facing the sharp end of austerity policies with high youth unemployment, welfare cuts, the prospect of huge debts for those who choose to go to university and the lack of affordable housing which will now prevent millions of young people from leaving the family home.

Savile Tragedy Is Being Exploited To Attack the Very Idea of Having a BBC

Adam McGibbon | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Politics
Adam McGibbon

The BBC's predictable enemies are beginning to use the scandal to attack the very idea of a publically-funded, non-commercial broadcaster.

BBC Racks Up £280m Redundancy Bill

PA | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK

The BBC has spent almost £277 million on redundancy payments to nearly 6,000 staff in the past seven years. An average of £46,200 was paid to sta...

BBC 'Poised To Cut 2,000 Jobs'

PA | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK

The BBC is set to cut up to 2,000 jobs as part of changes aimed at making savings of around 20%, sources have said. The corporation w...

Spending Watchdog To Have Full Access To BBC Departments

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Politics

Spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO) will have full access to investigate the BBC under new rules published today by Culture Secretary Je...