How the BBC licence fee could be overhauled

The Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee has recommended radical reforms of the way the BBC is funded and its size and scope reined in.

A broadcasting levy on all households should replace the licence fee, with additional “subscription” payments a possibility, according to the influential committee of MPs.

In the short-term there is currently no better alternative to the licence fee but as a minimum the licence fee must be amended to cover catch-up television as soon as possible”.

  • Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee report
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