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19 posts about Licence Fee on this blog

  1. Watching two programmes at once? You're 'programme packing'

    Tuesday 19 August 2014, 09:34

    Sian Healey Sian Healey Head of Communications and Policy, TV Licensing

    Sian Healey, Head of Communications and Policy for TV Licensing looks at why some sport fans are ‘programme packing’ and ‘screen stacking’ live TV on up to three devices at once.

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  2. TV Licensing Annual Review 2013-14

    Friday 25 July 2014, 08:50

    Pipa Doubtfire Pipa Doubtfire Head of Revenue Management

    Pipa Doubtfire, head of revenue management at the BBC, leads the TV Licensing Management Unit, here she shares some surprising facts about TV Licensing on the publication of its Annual Review.

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  3. Response to the Institute of Economic Affairs critique of the licence fee

    Thursday 24 July 2014, 12:57

    James Heath James Heath Director of Policy, BBC

    James Heath, Director, BBC Policy responds to an article on the Institute of Economic Affairs website about the future of the Licence Fee.

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  4. Our view on the clauses to the Deregulation Bill approved by MPs today

    Tuesday 25 March 2014, 15:07

    Andrew Scadding Andrew Scadding Head of Corporate and Public Affairs

    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.

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  5. Why the BBC disagrees with Andrew Bridgen MP about the Licence Fee

    Tuesday 18 March 2014, 06:30

    Andrew Scadding Andrew Scadding Head of Corporate and Public Affairs

    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.

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  6. James Purnell answers questions about decriminalising licence fee evasion

    Wednesday 12 March 2014, 11:15

    Hannah Khalil Hannah Khalil Digital Content Producer, About The BBC Blog

    A round up of Director of Strategy James Purnell's answers to journalists about the possible effects of decriminalising licence fee evasion. 

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  7. TV Licensing Annual Review 2012/13

    Thursday 19 December 2013, 16:56

    Pipa Doubtfire Pipa Doubtfire Head of Revenue Management

    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.

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  8. Royal dogs and telly thieves

    Tuesday 18 June 2013, 13:55

    Sian Healey Sian Healey Head of Communications and Policy, TV Licensing

    Sian Healey reveals the new TV Licence campaign, including some of the more bizarre excuses for not paying for a TV Licence.

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  9. The BBC's economic impact

    Tuesday 15 January 2013, 13:18

    John Tate John Tate Director, Policy and Strategy

    John Tate blogs about how the BBC stimulates growth through its own spending and how it can foster growth in other creative industries. 

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  10. How does the BBC use RIPA?

    Thursday 23 August 2012, 13:46

    Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog

    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...

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  11. The BBC and service companies

    Wednesday 11 July 2012, 15:50

    Zarin Patel Zarin Patel Chief Financial Officer

    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...

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  12. Caroline Thomson: Profit will never be put before programme integrity

    Friday 29 June 2012, 10:45

    Caroline Thomson Caroline Thomson Chief Operating Officer

    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...

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  13. Balancing the books at the BBC

    Tuesday 12 April 2011, 14:37

    Helen Boaden Helen Boaden Director, BBC News

    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...

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  14. Delivering Quality First - exploring ideas

    Wednesday 16 March 2011, 16:25

    Caroline Thomson Caroline Thomson Chief Operating Officer

    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.

    I understand...

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  15. How the licence fee supports UK jobs and businesses

    Monday 14 March 2011, 09:00

    Caroline Thomson Caroline Thomson Chief Operating Officer

    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.

    ...

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  16. Delivering quality first - staff consultation

    Thursday 13 January 2011, 13:05

    Bridget Middleton Bridget Middleton

    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.

    He said:

    "The BBC is being realistic taking prompt action to make sure it meets future funding limits, while continuing...

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  17. BBC Operations Group - meeting efficiency targets

    Tuesday 21 December 2010, 11:38

    Caroline Thomson Caroline Thomson Chief Operating Officer

    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...

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  18. BBC licence fee settlement

    Wednesday 20 October 2010, 15:09

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    "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...

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  19. Investing in quality and value

    Monday 4 January 2010, 12:06

    Zarin Patel Zarin Patel Chief Financial Officer

    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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