Consultation on the BBC Charter
THERE'S A government consultation on the review of the BBC's Charter: you have until 08 October 2015 to respond. Please do so via gov.uk/government/consultations/bbc-charter-review-public-consultation.
The remit of the review includes:
- the BBC's "mission, purpose and values";
- what the BBC does in terms of its scale and scope;
- BBC governance and regulation; and - more ominously -
- BBC funding.
License-fee-payers currently fork out around 38p a day for the BBC, far less than - for example - a subscription to the Sun, and probably the least bad way of paying for the broadcaster - certainly less bad than any other suggestion currently on the table.
While you're at it, there's a petition calling on the new Culture Minister John Whittingdale to protect the BBC - here.