Read this: BBC warns Government over free licence fee funding -TV Radio, Media - The Independent
Summary: The BBC Trust warned the Government today it would fight any move to force it to meet the cost of free television licences for the over-75s. BBC2's Newsnight said the proposal was for the bill - which is rising rapidly as the population ages - to be transferred from the time of the next licence fee settlement, due in 2012. Increases in the licence fee were unlikely to cover the cost, it said, which were the equivalent of a 26 real-terms cut in the BBC's present budget. - independent.co.ukRead full article: BBC warns Government over free licence f…
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