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Cut to BBC licence fee 'threat'

The BBC could face a cut in the licence fee or even have to compete with other broadcasters for a share of the money unless it rebuilds public trust and becomes more transparent, a senior Conservative minister has suggested.

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Tory chairman: BBC 'must tackle culture of secrecy'

The BBC must tackle its culture of secrecy or face a cut in its licence fee, a senior Conservative has warned.

Tory Party Chairman Grant Shapps said executive pay-offs and the handling of the Jimmy Savile scandal had damaged public trust in the Corporation. The BBC said transparency and its independence are key to its future.

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