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BBC TV and radio stars face pay review

Broadcaster’s oversight body to examine control over costs

Illustration by Charles Williams of a digitised Shakespeare
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No winners in UK’s battle of the bards

Both England’s Shakespeare and Scotland’s Burns wrote in relation to British unity

The plural of anecdote is not data

‘Research may disprove what we think we know but artists are used to living with risk’

©Revolution Films

On location: ‘The Trip to Italy’

The six-part series follows the pair as they embark on a road-trip from Piedmont, in the north, south to Capri

Hell is hot desks and office sinners

The mockumentary ‘W1A’ is as much about us as about the BBC, writes Henry Mance

Satire that has no sting

‘The political mainstream has become expert in the co-option of its critics’

Public not properly informed on climate

MPs say Met Office and BBC fail to communicate science effectively

Private schools boost UK by £12bn yearly

Study says sector adds more to economy than BBC or Liverpool

MPs call for BBC World Service safeguards

Tensions over governance and funding after licence fee row

MPs back review of TV licence fee penalty

Decriminalisation of non-payment wins support, despite BBC fears

BBC unveils plan to expand arts coverage

Collaboration with other cultural organisations

NHS unable to put figure on fraud

Investigation suggests up to £7bn is disappearing

Muddled meddling in the BBC’s affairs

Politicians should not play games with the licence fee

Osborne hopes Budget will spur savings

Chancellor hopes measures will contribute to cultural change

UK Help to Buy scheme extended to 2020

Osborne extends mortgage subsidy scheme for new houses

Boy wearing headphones

Broadcasters grapple with future of news

Programmes face battle for young viewers

Miliband knocks down early EU vote

Business groups welcome Labour’s referendum stance

Charismatic union leader with a quick wit

Pugnacious leftwinger exasperated many London commuters

BBC ‘should consider scrapping licence fee’

Review advises on alternative ideas if funding talks turn sour

BBC cuts set to run deeper

Taking channel off air will save broadcaster only about £50m

BBC Three faces axe amid cost-cutting

Youth channel would be available only on iPlayer

‘Yes’ would force Scotland to leave BBC

Maria Miller says vote is about ‘wanting to remain as part of UK’

BBC should be ‘more like John Lewis’

Director-general Tony Hall joins well-placed admirers

Northwest at vanguard of animation revival

Tax incentives helping area retain its reputation for talent

Interview: Being a leader in the public and charity sectors

Lynne Berry talks about her career of opening doors for others

HR boss caught in the media spotlight

Interview with the BBC’s Lucy Adams

people walking in the snow, as seen between the legs with high red boots on
©Luke Walker

The Diary: Tom Rob Smith

‘As I watch drag queens dramatically drop into the splits, I slyly assess my editor’s expression, trying to gauge if my bribery has been effective’

Reviving the BBC after the scandals

UK broadcaster’s future lies ultimately in its own hands

News groups face age-old problem with online upstarts

New sites are influencing traditional players

Watchdog attacks BBC over digital project

Abandoned initiative cost almost £100m

BBC: the agony of managing ‘Auntie’

The pitfalls of running the British public broadcaster

UK’s most responsible pensions named

BT and BBC top league table of occupational pension schemes

Chris Chataway, athlete and politician

Track star able to turn his hand to politics and profit

MPs attack ‘outrageous’ gagging pay-offs

‘Shocking examples of using taxpayers’ money’ found by committee

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Barbican, London

The BBCSO’s season continued its French theme

MPC member says keep interest rates low

Strong jobs data should not trigger rate rise, Fisher says

Online viewing threatens BBC licence fee

iPlayer growth challenging broadcaster’s funding model

Thatcher’s confidant Lord McAlpine dies

Did the stress of taking legal action over an abuse scandal cost McAlpine his life? Some were suggesting so. But his health had long been fragile

Broadcasters hit at spectrum plan

Television generates £3bn a year for UK – much more than mobile data

Graduate jobs to hit seven-year high

High Fliers Research predicts 8.7% increase in vacancies