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BBC releases details of impending ‘major overhaul’

12 May 2016 12:51 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




The BBC website has released details it believes to be a part of the government’s White Paper on its fate...

Since the BBC’s current royal charter (essentially a rules and purpose agreement between the Beeb and the goverment) expires in December, there’s been no shortage of discussion recently about the potential for a financial crackdown on our nation’s iconic broadcasting institution.

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale is in charge of overseeing a new agreement, and will set out his plans shortly in an official White Paper. The BBC has now released some details online, pertaining to information expected to appear on the White Paper. The BBC is expecting Whittingdale to... 

Confirm the licence fee, currently set at £145.50 a year, will run for another 11 years and rise in line with inflation from 2017 until 2022 Announce salaries of stars earning more than £450,000 will be made public Set out plans for a "new, »

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