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Tuesday 25 March 2014, 15:07
Today, MPs approved clauses in the Deregulation Bill that will set up a review into whether non-payment of the licence fee should carry civil rather than criminal penalties. Andrew Scadding considers the implications.
Tuesday 18 March 2014, 06:30
As the BBC cannot turn off services for those who do not pay the licence fee, it needs an effective payment enforcement system. Andrew Scadding explains how the BBC is more vulnerable to payment-evasion than other broadcasters who can disconnect non-payers.
Wednesday 12 March 2014, 11:15
A round up of Director of Strategy James Purnell's answers to journalists about the possible effects of decriminalising licence fee evasion.
Thursday 19 December 2013, 16:56
In light of the publication today of the TV Licensing Annual Review, Head of Revenue Management, Pipa Doubtfire reflects on the year's challenges and acheivements.
Tuesday 18 June 2013, 13:55
Sian Healey reveals the new TV Licence campaign, including some of the more bizarre excuses for not paying for a TV Licence.
Tuesday 15 January 2013, 13:18
John Tate blogs about how the BBC stimulates growth through its own spending and how it can foster growth in other creative industries.
Thursday 23 August 2012, 13:46
Editor's Note - Sian Healey is Head of Communications and Policy for TV Licensing. In this post she writes about the BBC's use of RIPA - the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.
I wanted to correct some news reports this week that wrongly stated that the BBC is one of several public bodies refusing...
Wednesday 11 July 2012, 15:50
You may have seen reports recently about how the BBC pays some presenters and other specialist staff, suggesting that there is something underhand about our procedures. Nothing could be further from the truth and I want to explain clearly and simply why this is the case.
At the BBC, there are a number...
Friday 29 June 2012, 10:45
There have been some stories in the papers in the last few days that have suggested that the BBC is embarking on a new strategy in which we are asking programme makers to 'commercialise' some of our news and current affairs programming with a view to making money.
It has been said that staff are being...
Tuesday 12 April 2011, 14:37
I gave a speech to the Voice of the Listener & Viewer conference today at The Geological Society in London. The conference was called 'Risking Quality in Times of Change - what future for Public Service Broadcasting?' Among other matters, I talked about the licence fee settlement and the difficult decisions...
Wednesday 16 March 2011, 16:25
There have been various stories in the press this week speculating about proposals emerging from 'Delivering Quality First', which is our wide-ranging consultation with all BBC staff on how the BBC should deliver the highest quality programmes and services under our new licence fee settlement.
Monday 14 March 2011, 09:00
When we pay our licence fee, or see the direct debit on our bank statement the first thing we often think about is what we get in return. I hope you would agree with me that the breadth and depth of quality programmes and services the BBC provides are good value for money at less than 40p per day....
Thursday 13 January 2011, 13:05
This morning Mark Thompson launched a consultation with staff on how the BBC can deliver the highest quality programmes and content to audiences to the end of the Charter in 2017.
"The BBC is being realistic taking prompt action to make sure it meets future funding limits, while continuing...
Tuesday 21 December 2010, 11:38
Delivering simpler, more efficient and more cost-effective ways of working - is vital if the BBC is to meet the target we set ourselves in Putting Quality First of reducing overheads to less than 10p in every licence fee pound by 2015
In October, Mark Thompson announced the creation of a new, expanded...
Wednesday 20 October 2010, 15:09
"This is a tough settlement, but it's also a settlement that delivers certainty and stability for the BBC and licence fee payers through to 2016/17. It reflects the centrality of the licence fee in securing and safeguarding public service broadcasting. We recognise the importance of securing such a settlement...
Monday 4 January 2010, 12:06
How is your licence fee being spent? Is it on great programmes and content or, as some parts of the media would have you believe, largely on 'excessive' talent pay, managerial salaries and expenses?
My job as Chief Financial Officer at the BBC is to deliver value for money by making sure that every pound...
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Wimbledon final watched by 10 million (Guardian)
"Novak Djokovic victory over Roger Federer takes 54% share on BBC1, but no match for Andy Murray’s win last year"
Doctor Who: Frank Cottrell Boyce is a genius, says Steven Moffat (Digital Spy)
"BBC One has confirmed that Frank Cottrell Boyce will script an episode of Doctor Who."
Danger Mouse remake will see some male characters returning as females (Guardian)
"CBBC’s Cheryl Taylor promises show ‘truthful to the essence of Danger Mouse’ but with fresh ideas"
BBC appoints Matthew Postgate as chief technology officer (Guardian)
"Current controller of research and development was part of the management team that created iPlayer and built mobile services"
Doctor Who trailer: take a Deep Breath, Capaldi fans (Guardian)
"A teaser for the 'feature-length' first episode of the new Doctor Who series has materialised, complete with Peter Capaldi, the Tardis in flames and a hint of menace"
BBC increases digital radio coverage with Northern transmitters (Prolific North)
BBC to show off Commonwealth Games in 4K UHD (TechRadar)
"first ever event to be produced entirely over IP/internet networks - which the BBC is calling a 'major broadcasting milestone'"
BBC3 wins big at 2014 Broadcast Digital Awards (Broadcast)
Glastonbury 2014: how to watch it on TV (Daily Telegraph)
"Missed out on Glastonbury Festival tickets this year? Follow all the action from home using our BBC TV and Radio guide."
BBC stages first world war rap battle (Guardian)
UK media in one-minute silence protest over jailing of al-Jazeera journalists (Guardian)
"Hundreds of reporters across BBC and other media organisations speak out against Egyptian government’s verdict"
Licence fee should be charged to iPlayer users, says acting chair of BBC Trust (Guardian)
"Diane Coyle, acting chair of the BBC Trust, says the BBC is 'less independent than it needs to be'"
BBC announces new comedy pilots (Chortle)
"the Comedy Feeds show serious commitment to finding the next best writers, directors and faces of British comedy"
After 25 years at the helm Jeremy Paxman presents his final Newsnight (Telegraph)
"During his tenure, the 63-year-old earned a reputation as one of the most fearless and feared interviewers"
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