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BBC report highlights value of corporation in face of funding cuts, streaming competition

Thursday 4 February 2021 | 11:01 CET | News
The BBC has seen an effective real-terms reduction in income of around 30 percent since 2010/11 as a result of a freeze in licence fee income for five years from 2010 and increased funding obligations, according to a new report. 

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Countries: United Kingdom
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