Government United Kingdom It announced on Monday that it was freezing investments BBC The two-year global license fee will start a debate on whether to continue in the modern era of television, drawing the opposition’s criticism that it is doing “cultural destruction”.
Culture Secretary Nadine Doris told Parliament that at a time when the British people are facing tax hikes and energy costs, the agency, which is at the center of British cultural life, needs to become a simpler and slimmer organization.
Doris said the tax on all television-owned households that fund the British public network will be frozen at £ 159 a year until 2024, before correcting inflation over the next four years.
Doris said the new licensing deal would fetch the BBC around 3. 3.7 billion. However, analysts say the budget will cut services for the company below inflation.
The BBC, known for its natural history shows hosted by David Attenborough and entertainment such as “Strictly Come Dancing”, has clashed with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government in recent years, with some ministers accusing the broadcaster of failing to provide impartial news.
Lucy Powell, a spokeswoman for Labor’s opposition party to culture, told parliament that the freeze was an attack on one of the largest institutions in British public life, and accused Doris of “cultural destruction”.
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