Friday, June 26, 2015

Charter chunter 6

The Indie's Amol Rajan and Andy McSmith say George Osborne is considering make the BBC cover the cost of free tv licences for the over-75s. The number of people claiming a free television licence has increased steadily since Gordon Brown introduced the benefit in 2001. By 2013, the Department for Work and Pensions was coughing £608m to Auntie for 77,000 homes.

Meanwhile the Guardian says that there have been discussions inside Government about putting BBC Worldwide on its asset list, so that funds from any future sell-off come back to the Chancellor. Tough stuff, as we have predicted, from the Osborne leak machine.

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