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Sharp next BBC chairman

Former Goldman Sachs banker Richard Sharp is set to be named the BBC’s next chairman, according to the corporation’s media editor Amol Rajan. Sharp spent 23 years working for the banking giant and was Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s boss. He has recently been acting as an unpaid economic adviser to Sunak during the coronavirus pandemic. His […]

January 6, 2021

TV Licence scheme for over 75s starts in August

The BBC Board has confirmed it will begin the new scheme covering the over-75s licence fee concession on August 1st. The BBC delayed the introduction of the new scheme as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The scheme will now move forward, but safety will be at its heart: Implementation of the new scheme will […]

July 9, 2020By Colin Mann

Davie appointed BBC DG

The BBC Board has appointed Tim Davie, long considered the front-runner, as the 17th Director-General of the BBC. Davie, who is currently Chief Executive Officer of BBC Studios, will take over the role from Tony Hall on September 1st. The Director-General of the BBC is the Corporation’s chief executive officer and editor in chief; this […]

June 5, 2020