Read this: Will Treasury return to pensioners free TV licences plan?
Summary: The full fascinating story has yet to be told of what happened between 15-19 October, when the BBC's future was effectively decided and arguably secured for the next seven years. The Corporation and its allies furiously tried to stop George Osborne taking a big chunk of licence fee income to help fund other government departments. They all argued that it would be wrong to divert BBC income to fund a government social programme. - bbc.co.ukRead full article: Will Treasury return to pensioners free …
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