What is the Lib Deb’s view on the future of the BBC’s role in the sector and how will the Lib’s Deb’s position on the deficit affect its charter re-negotiations with the BBC?

In Labour’s paper on the future of the Creative Industries, “Leading the Field: A Review of the Creative Industries, they have vowed not to weaken the BBC if it wins the election. What is the Lib Deb’s view on the future of the BBC’s role in the sector and how will the Lib’s Deb’s position on the deficit affect its charter re-negotiations with the BBC?

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The Liberal Democrats have been the BBC's strongest supporters in Parliament and are committed to maintaining a BBC funded by the license fee. 96% of people access BBC content for about £3 a week, which is exceptionally good value. I am happy to see the license fee rise with inflation to ensure that the BBC can maintain its position at the top of UK broadcasting and to force other broadcasters to up their game.