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BBC boss takes swipe at Nadine Dorries over BBC funding

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The head of the BBC has said it was “not for one person to decide the funding model” of the corporation, in a swipe at the culture secretary, Nadine Dorries. Dorries confirmed on 17 January that the licence fee would ...

Dutch university gives up Chinese funding due to impartiality concerns

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A decision by a leading Dutch university to refuse all further Chinese funding for a controversial study centre has sparked fresh concern about Beijing’s apparent attempts to influence debate at European educational i...

BBC funding ‘up for discussion’, says Nadine Dorries, as licence fee frozen

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The culture secretary, Nadine Dorries, has confirmed that the BBC’s funding will be frozen for the next two years – but has softened her stance on the permanent abolition of the television licence fee. The annual levy...

BBC licence fee to be abolished in 2027 and funding frozen

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The BBC licence fee will be abolished in 2027 and the broadcaster’s funding will be frozen for the next two years, the government has said, in an announcement that will force the corporation to close services and make...

Bus services in England face axe as end to emergency Covid funding looms

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Bus services in England used by hundreds of thousands of passengers are poised to be slashed when emergency Covid funding expires at the end of March, transport authorities have warned. Passenger numbers on buses have...

Sydney festival boycott: more than 20 acts withdraw over Israeli funding

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More than 20 acts have pulled out of the 2022 Sydney festival, just 48 hours before opening night, boycotting the festival over a sponsorship deal with the Israeli embassy. The comedian Tom Ballard, the Belvoir theatr...

Oxfam says its work in India is imperilled by ban on foreign funding

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Oxfam India has said its work in the country will be imperilled by the government’s refusal to renew a licence that permits it to receive funds from abroad. Oxfam is on a list of thousands of NGOs, according to local ...

Sadiq Khan plans London council tax rise amid TfL funding crisis

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Sadiq Khan said he would have to raise council tax in London and reduce free travel for over-60s, with the government yet to offer a deal to fund the pandemic-hit transport system. The London mayor accused ministers o...

Women in prison falling through gaps in feminist funding, report finds

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Organisations working with women in prisons around the world are not attracting the support they deserve, as even feminists shy away from helping people with “complicated” narratives, according to new research. Lawyer...

Funding of care homes isn’t meant to be exciting – or labyrinthine

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It’s a shame that Jeremy Hunt, health secretary from 2012 to 2018, didn’t propose an inquiry into private equity-style funding models in the care home sector when he had the power to command one. An investigation woul...

Republican senators threaten shutdown despite House passing funding bill

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The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to avoid a partial government shutdown by extending government funding that is due to expire on Friday night. The House voted 221 to 212 to keep the government funded ...

Labour’s main union backer says it will cut political funding

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Labour’s biggest funder, Unite, will cut political donations to the party and divert the money to other leftwing causes, the union’s new general secretary, Sharon Graham, has warned. In a move that could blow a hole i...

Adam Gemili and Laviai Nielsen lose lottery funding after staying with coach

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Adam Gemili and Laviai Nielsen have been removed from UK Athletics’ world-class programme after opting to stay with their coach Rana Reider, who is the subject of a Safe Sport US investigation after multiple complaint...

Adam Peaty leads athletes’ call to MPs for more grassroots funding

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Adam Peaty, the British Olympic gold medal swimmer, has said he believes there is “not enough funding, not at all, and not in any sport” and called on government to do more to support grassroots activity in the UK. Ad...

Choose Love cutting back Calais funding shows the limits of celebrity philanthropy

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Pick a humanitarian emergency in any part of the world, and the needs will seem remarkably consistent. Once people have escaped immediate danger, they need food, shelter, clothing and medical assistance – the things, ...

UN Palestine aid agency is ‘close to collapse’ after funding cuts

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Cuts to the budget of the UN’s relief agency for Palestinians – including a halving of the UK grant – means the agency is close to collapse, the head of the agency, Philippe Lazzarini, has said. The UK has cut its cor...

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