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Read this: Government could fix legal limit on top-slicing of licence fee |Media |

Summary: The government could introduce legislation to ringfence the part of the licence fee it wants to use for children's programmes and ITV regional news, in the hope that this would mollify the BBC's trenchant opposition to the plan. However, it could agree to ringfence the proportion of the licence fee it wants to use in the forthcoming digital economy bill, to stop future administrations siphoning off more one of the BBC's main fears about the top-slicing plan. A consultation is under way about top-slicing, and is due to close in September. - link

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