John Whittingdale

Theresa May says it’s ‘imperative’ Brexit takes place by summer as she unveils compromises
Theresa May says it’s ‘imperative’ Brexit takes place by summer as she unveils compromises
Theresa May has set out the Brexit compromises she will make to Labour amid a warning that signing up to customs union [...]
May 14, 2019
John Whittingdale’s BBC velvet glove at Edinburgh TV Festival masks a hand of steel
John Whittingdale’s BBC velvet glove at Edinburgh TV Festival masks a hand of steel
John Whittingdale struck a conciliatory tone on the BBC at the Edinburgh TV Festival, saying "It was never our intention [...]
August 26, 2015
John Whittingdale is surprised by defensive BBC after green paper published
John Whittingdale is surprised by defensive BBC after green paper published
Cukture secretary John Whittingdale said yesterday that he was surprised by the BBC’s defensive response towards a governmental review of [...]
July 19, 2015
BBC shows the strain over Tory reform plan: “Aunty has very much pulled up her sleeves”
BBC shows the strain over Tory reform plan: “Aunty has very much pulled up her sleeves”
The BBC ramped up its fight with the government yesterday as a groundbreaking Conservative review threatened the broadcaster’s size, funding, [...]
July 16, 2015
Government on the tourist trail with new regional funding plan
Government on the tourist trail with new regional funding plan
The Prime Minister will today announce the government’s new five point plan to boost tourism across the UK, with £15m [...]
July 16, 2015
Culture secretary John Whittingdale unveils green paper to look at future of BBC funding
Culture secretary John Whittingdale unveils green paper to look at future of BBC funding
Culture secretary John Whittingdale has unveiled a green paper on the future of the licence fee, suggesting it could become [...]
July 16, 2015
BBC charter review panel: Meet the eight people deciding the broadcaster’s future
BBC charter review panel: Meet the eight people deciding the broadcaster’s future
The government has selected a panel of independent advisors to lead a review of the BBC's royal charter, which will [...]
July 12, 2015
BBC Trust fires shot over the bows of government over licence fees for over 75s
BBC Trust fires shot over the bows of government over licence fees for over 75s
BBC director general Tony Hall insisted that the broadcaster had achieved “the right deal” yesterday, after it was confirmed that [...]
July 7, 2015
John Whittingdale confirms the BBC will pay for over-75s license fees from 2018
John Whittingdale confirms the BBC will pay for over-75s license fees from 2018
The culture, media, and sport secretary John Whittingdale has confirmed that the BBC will pay for free television licences for those aged over [...]
July 6, 2015
July Budget 2015: BBC must “make a contribution” to welfare cuts, says George Osborne on Andrew Marr Show
July Budget 2015: BBC must “make a contribution” to welfare cuts, says George Osborne on Andrew Marr Show
The BBC "can make a contribution" to the costs of free television licences for the over-75s, George Osborne has said, responding [...]
July 5, 2015

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