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BBC licence fee to be abolished in 2027, says UK government

By Reuters
17 January 2022   |   12:01 pm
The British Government will freeze the rate used to finance the BBC public corporation for the next two years and will eliminate it completely to move to a new model from of 2027.This announcement is part of the offensive that Boris Johnson's Executive is preparing to recover his popularity among the British, badly damaged by the revelation of numerous parties held in Downing Street during the pandemic despite the social restrictions in force.

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