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Summary: The letter from chancellor George Osborne and culture secretary John Whittingdale to BBC director general Tony Hall said the licence fee would rise in line with the consumer price index quotSubject to the conclusions of the charter review in relation to the purposes and scope of the BBCquot. It added that the corporation, which took on the pound750m burden of funding free licence fees for the over-75s, had to demonstrate that it was undertaking efficiency savings quotAt least equivalent to those in other parts of the public sectorquot. quotAs we feared it's a bad deal built on dodgy foundations - the chancellor is clear that if the BBC changes in scope or purpose then the funding deal is off the table which could leave the BBC with another 10 cut. - link

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