Friday 13 May 2022 01:23 AM Scrapping licence fee for alternative funding could harm society, BBC boss ... trends now

Friday 13 May 2022 01:23 AM Scrapping licence fee for alternative funding could harm society, BBC boss ... trends now
Friday 13 May 2022 01:23 AM Scrapping licence fee for alternative funding could harm society, BBC boss ... trends now

Friday 13 May 2022 01:23 AM Scrapping licence fee for alternative funding could harm society, BBC boss ... trends now

Scrapping licence fee for alternative funding could harm society, BBC boss warns The BBC's director general has said scrapping the license fee could harm Britain Tim Davie said ministers needed to consider the kind of broadcasting environment they wanted if the government was to go ahead and scrap the fee His comments come after the Government revealed in the recent white paper that it will review the BBC’s funding in a move that threatens the broadcaster

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Scrapping the licence fee could harm British society, suggested the BBC’s director-general yesterday in what will be seen as a warning to Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries.

In response to the Government’s plans to look at alternative funding for the broadcaster, Tim Davie said ministers needed to consider the kind of broadcasting environment they wanted.

Mr Davie said: ‘Let’s listen to the public. Let’s be led by the data and really think carefully about what kind of media market we want in the UK.

‘What are we? As storytellers, as a democracy... my biggest thing is the stakes are very high about what kind of society we live in.’

Tim Davie said ministers needed to consider the kind of broadcasting environment they wanted if the government was to go ahead and scrap the fee in what will be seen as a warning to Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries

Tim Davie said ministers needed to consider the kind of broadcasting environment they wanted if the government was to go ahead and scrap the fee in what will be seen as a warning to Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries

He added: ‘We are not

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