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The license fee for the BBC, the British public broadcasting service, will disappear

The license fee for the BBC, the British public broadcasting service, will disappear

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The British public service, the BBC, will suffer the same fate in 2027 on Tuesday, June 28, as the French public service goes on strike against plans to abolish audiovisual licensing.

For hundreds of years, the BBC has helped Britain follow the news on television, radio and the Internet. However the public audiovisual company has been weakened. From 2027, the government will abolish the 184 euro fee per year, which worries employees. A union representative recalled contributing 75% of the BBC’s budget, not counting advertising.

No alternative plan is in place, while fees have been disabled for two years, so inflation is unlikely to increase. “Thus retirees who are unable to earn an income will have more money in their family pockets.“Promises to the government. For media expert Claire Enders, these retaliatory measures are political, especially since Boris Johnson considered the BBC to be very important during the Brexit campaign.”This naturally creates purely existential pressure on the public service“, He explains. The posts will be removed to save money.

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