Thank you for contacting me about BBC funding and for explaining why the BBC means so much to you personally.
I appreciate your concern with future funding for the BBC. The BBC’s funding model (which was agreed with the BBC as part of the Royal Charter) was last considered as part of Charter Review 2015-16, following which the Government committed to maintain the licence fee funding model for the BBC for the duration of the current Charter period, until 2027.
I do, however, welcome the fact that the Government is committed to ensuring that the BBC and the wider public service broadcasting system adapt to a fast-changing market, and remain at the heart of our world class TV sector. With that in mind, I understand the next Charter review process will undertake a detailed look at the future of the TV licence model itself.
Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.