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Cabinet minister plays down fears TV licence fee could be axed

1 month ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

A Cabinet minister has played down reports that Downing Street wants to axe the TV licence fee and fund the BBC through viewer subscriptions.
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Grant Shapps Rejects Reports No. 10 Plans To Axe BBC Licence Fee

Grant Shapps Rejects Reports No. 10 Plans To Axe BBC Licence Fee

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has poured cold water on reports that Downing Street will axe the BBC licence fee. A report in the Sunday Times suggested Boris Johnson had already decided to cut the levy and fund the BBC through viewer subscriptions. Quoting senior sources, the report said Number 10 was “not bluffing” and the prime minister would be “really strident” about the need for serious reform. But, speaking to Sky News's Sophy Ridge On Sunday, Shapps underlined that there was a consultation under way into decriminalising non-payment of the licence fee and there were no...
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