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    1. May 1, 2015

      Rona Fairhead may find Roger Carr’s defence skills handy

      Rona Fairhead: Friends in high places She might miss the £500,000 pay packet. But Rona Fairhead won’t miss the flak. HSBC...

    2. March 9, 2015

      Hodge and Fairhead clash over HSBC tax scandal

      Margaret Hodge urged the head of the BBC Trust to resign on Monday, accusing her of being either “incredibly naive or...

    1. March 4, 2015

      BBC Trust chief doubts body’s future

      The end of the BBC Trust looks increasingly nigh, after the body’s own chairman said its powers should be passed to a new...

    2. February 26, 2015

      BBC licence fee to remain for decade, says Commons committee

      The BBC licence fee has “no long-term future”, a committee of MPs has concluded, but they have said it should remain for the...

    3. December 28, 2014

      About our contributors

      Alan Greenspan was chairman of the board of governors of the US Federal Reserve System from 1987 to 2006. He is president of...

    4. December 15, 2014

      Tories accused of undermining arts boards

      The government has been accused of undermining some of the UK’s best-known cultural organisations by delaying and...

    5. November 21, 2014

      BBC Radio 3 faces cacophony of criticism

      Britain’s bastion of broadcast classical music for more than four decades, BBC Radio 3 is preparing for a new leader amid...

    6. August 31, 2014

      Fairhead ‘under no illusions’ about BBC role

      The former Financial Times Group chief executive Rona Fairhead said she is “under no illusions about the significance and...

    7. July 30, 2014

      BBC chair needed for no-man’s land

      Next to being England football manager or Archbishop of Canterbury, it is hard to think of a position in British public life...

    8. July 10, 2014

      Patten answers calling from the Vatican

      It is just two months since major heart surgery forced Chris Patten to step down as chairman of the BBC Trust – a largely...

    9. June 23, 2014

      BBC television output ‘too safe’, says Trust candidate Diana Coyle

      The BBC’s main television channel can “feel too predictable” and “plays it too safe” with some peak-time shows, the acting...

    10. May 29, 2014

      Contenders to chair BBC Trust face step into unknown

      The job has not been advertised, the last incumbent found himself besieged, and this layer of a vast organisation might soon...

    11. May 7, 2014

      Lord Patten endured three relentless years at helm of BBC Trust

      Lord Patten once turned down a graduate traineeship at the BBC. If he had known how much trouble chairing the BBC Trust was...

    12. May 6, 2014

      Labour fears Tory ‘stooge’ at BBC

      Labour has warned the Conservatives against appointing a political “stooge” to chair the BBC Trust after Lord Patten stepped...

    13. April 15, 2014

      BBC TV and radio stars face pay review

      The BBC Trust has said it will review the pay of the broadcaster’s highest-profile stars, in a move that could lead to...

    14. March 7, 2014

      BBC cuts set to run deeper

      The axe man has arrived at the BBC – bearing a scalpel. On Thursday Britain’s most-watched broadcaster announced that it...

    15. January 28, 2014

      Watchdog attacks BBC management over digital project

      Director-General Tony Hall’s decision to scrap a flagship BBC technology project costing nearly £100m has come under...

    16. January 27, 2014

      BBC: the agony of managing ‘Auntie’

      Greg Dyke told staff “to cut the crap”, Mark Thompson insisted on one-to-one meetings, and George Entwistle . . . well, he...

    17. December 10, 2013

      BBC to axe management boards in bid to cut bureaucracy

      The BBC is to eliminate more than half of its internal committees, as it seeks to bring the curtain down on an era of...

    18. October 22, 2013

      BBC agrees to scrutiny by national audit office

      The BBC has agreed that the UK’s national auditor will have more powers to scrutinise and investigate it. Speaking to MPs on...

    19. October 16, 2013

      MPs urge BBC Trust to ‘challenge’ managers on value for money

      The BBC Trust needs to be more probing of how the broadcaster spends licence fee money, MPs have said, despite limitations...

    20. October 10, 2013

      YouView shareholders weigh cash injection

      Shareholders in YouView including the BBC and Channel 4 may have to inject millions of pounds each into the internet...

    21. September 24, 2013

      Miliband plan to double housebuilding rate

      Plans to double the annual rate of housebuilding by 2020 were set out by Ed Miliband on Tuesday, although there was industry...

    22. September 22, 2013

      BBC chairman hints he will not push for big rise in licence fee

      Lord Patten, has signalled that he will not push for a significant rise in the licence fee. The BBC Trust chairman...

    23. September 18, 2013

      MPs to start ‘major inquiry’ into BBC governance

      Senior directors from the BBC and its governing body are to be recalled to parliament to answer questions in a “major...

    24. September 11, 2013

      BBC regulation faces overhaul after criticism

      The BBC is to face an early overhaul of how it is regulated in a move designed to calm mounting criticism of governance...

    25. September 11, 2013

      BBC: The British Blameshifting Corp

      Seven past and present BBC leaders were hauled before a parliamentary inquiry on Monday to account for management failures...

    26. September 11, 2013

      Politicians are responsible for the BBC’s infighting

      In principle, I favour the separation of chairmen and chief executives, but when they have to be physically separated in...

    27. September 9, 2013

      BBC showdown produces little light

      It was one of the most eagerly-anticipated parliamentary hearings of the year – a showdown between Lord Patten, chairman of...

    28. September 9, 2013

      BBC payouts bring tension in Parliament

      Mark Thompson, chief executive of the New York Times, faced a grilling from MPs on Monday over the high level of severance...

    29. September 9, 2013

      Lessons from the BBC’s pay scandal

      There can be no winners in the unedifying row between Lord Patten, chairman of the BBC’s governing Trust, and its former...

    30. Westminster Blog

      September 9, 2013

      MPs question BBC pay offs

      This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 18:04 on 9 Sep 2013. (c) PA Mr Thompson giving evidence Senior BBC...

    31. The A-List

      September 9, 2013

      Abolish the BBC Trust before it does more damage

      The ghost of Tony Blair has haunted the corridors of the Westminster parliament for the past two weeks. David Cameron...

    32. September 8, 2013

      Abolition of BBC Trust backed by head of parliamentary committee

      The head of a parliamentary committee which scrutinises the media has said he would support abolishing the BBC Trust, with...

    33. September 6, 2013

      BBC Trust faces question time in pay-off quarrel

      It was not supposed to be like this. The creation in 2007 of a new governing body for the BBC was meant to resolve concern...

    34. September 6, 2013

      BBC Trust attacks Mark Thompson’s position on pay-offs

      The BBC Trust has attacked as “bizarre” leaked evidence from Mark Thompson, its former director-general, claiming the...

    35. September 4, 2013

      Departing BBC managers received £2m extra severance payouts

      Departing senior managers at the BBC received almost £2m more than they were contractually entitled to, a report by the...

    36. Westminster Blog

      July 18, 2013

      BBC's Lord Patten under fire from culture secretary over sexist sports presenters

      Maria Miller, the culture secretary, has urged the BBC to tackle alleged sexism in its sports department in a row which...

    37. July 18, 2013

      BBC urged to tackle sexism after John Inverdale’s on-air blunder

      Maria Miller, the culture secretary, has urged the BBC to tackle alleged sexism in its sports department in a row which...

    38. July 16, 2013

      Lord Patten to quit as BBC chairman when term finishes in 2015

      Lord Patten will not be seeking another term as head of the BBC’s governing body, the peer said on Tuesday, after admitting...

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