Rishi Sunak considering scrapping TV licence fee

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The ex-chancellor refused to rule out the move when he addressed the Common Sense group of backbenchers. His team has not denied the claims.

Earlier this year, Nadine Dorries announced the £159 licence fee will be frozen for the next two years.

The Culture Secretary said she wants to find a new funding model before the current deal expires in 2027.

BBC director general Tim Davie is expected to publish a strategy review that will set out the corporation’s core principles and role within weeks.

Mr Davie said it would help inform decisions about how the broadcaster should be funded and insists he is “open minded” about scrapping the annual bill.

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