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BBC proves a Covid-19 winner, but future finances look bleak

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.

BBC to cut 450 jobs across England

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.

Hands off Our BBC

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.

BBC decision on pensioners’ free licences will cost £250m every year and lead to catastrophic cuts

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.

Stop the licence snatchers

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.

Ditch the deal which will destroy the BBC and cause greater poverty among the elderly

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.