Insights for the new Parliament (plus BSL video)

Impartial analysis of some of the key issues that parliamentarians will have to address in the new Parliament…

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TV licence fee statistics

This briefing provides statistics on the TV licence fee and general television viewing trends. TV licence fee revenues grew from £3.5 billion in 2010/11 to over £3.7 billion in 2018/19 (in cash terms).Total BBC income in 2018/19 was £4.89 billion. TV licence fee revenues accounted for around 76% of total income. …

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Televised debates between party leaders

This note sets out the background to the current debate about televised debates between party leaders during a general election campaign. Three debates were held for the first time in the UK during the 2010 general election. The BBC, ITV News, Sky News and Channel 4 have put forward proposals to change the format of the televised leaders’ debates to be held before the 2015 general election.…

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