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15 September 2020: The corporation’s annual report shows the broadcaster remains popular and trusted, but costs mean more cuts on the way
As the BBC starts charging over-75s for the TV licence, the NUJ says the government must pick up the bill
9 July 2020: Michelle Stanistreet said the BBC had taken the only decision possible without inflicting further harm on the organisation.
2 July 2020: Michelle Stanistreet said the cuts will have an impact on the BBC’s ability to sustain the breadth and depth of news coverage throughout England which truly reflects the diversity of the nation.
5 March 2020: The BBC must remain a universal service, adhering to its core values, and free from political interference. The latest rounds of cuts will threaten its ability to sustain the breadth and depth of news coverage needed to truly reflect the diversity of the nation and regions.
10 June 2019: New free licence deal for over-75s will cost the corporation an extra £250m a year, with 3.7m now having to pay.
7 March 2019: The NUJ’s 60+council joined pensioners’ groups and trade unionists outside the offices of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport to protest against the threat of the over-75s losing their free TV licences.
18 February 2019: Age UK, the National Pensioners Convention and NUJ tell the BBC board that the government must pay for free TV licences for the over-75s.