British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is looking into whether to continue a licensing fee that funds the majority of the budget for the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Treasury official Rishi Sunak said Sunday that the prime minister requested a review of the license fee that costs British viewers $206 a year. The licensing fee currently accounts for 75% of the company’s budget. Johnson said before the country’s recent election, “You have to ask yourself whether that kind of approach to funding a TV, a media organization still makes sense in the long term.”
The BBC faced criticism of bias from both Conservatives and Labour