Tories back 'top slicing' licence fee

The Conservatives have backed a plan to “top-slice” the television licence fee, reports the Guardian.

Jeremy Hunt, shadow culture secretary, called for a new public service broadcasting commission to take charge of distributing the annual licence fee.

The plan would mean some of the funds the BBC currently receives would be divided between other broadcasters to protect key genres like childrens and current affairs.

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