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#followjourn – @benfenton Ben Fenton/head of ‘live news desk’

Who? Ben Fenton

Where? Ben was the Financial Times’ media correspondent and now heads up its new “live news desk”

Twitter? @benfenton

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FT.com: BBC has shared licence fee before, according to archives

The Financial Times has seen archive documents relating to the BBC that undermine the corporation’s ‘historical’ argument against recent proposals to top-slice the licence fee.

According to Ben Fenton’s report, “[F]rom the inception of the licence fee in 1928 until 1962, up to 12.5 per cent of the licence fee went straight to the Treasury as part of its general revenue.”

Full story at this link…