BORIS VOWS TO SWITCH OFF TV LICENCE FEES

No 10 tells BBC licence fee will be scrapped

TV channels face axe in move to subscriptions

Downing Street said the prime minister wanted ‘serious reform’ of the corporation
Downing Street said the prime minister wanted ‘serious reform’ of the corporation.

In a plan that would change the face of British broadcasting, senior aides to the prime minister insisted that they are “not bluffing” about changing the BBC’s funding model and “pruning” its reach into people’s homes. The blueprint being drawn up in government will scrap the licence fee and replace it with a subscription model, and force the BBC to sell off the vast majority of its 61 radio stations but safeguard Radio 3 and Radio 4


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