The Government is not going ahead with plans to decriminalise non-payment of the licence fee but will keep the issue under “active consideration”, it has said.
An alternative means of funding the BBC will “eventually” have to be looked at, the culture minister has said.
The Culture Secretary has said he does not want to send a signal that it is legitimate to not pay the TV licence.
The BBC’s new director-general has said the BBC will not automatically suspend TV licence fee charges for the over-75s in the event of a second lockdown.
The BBC’s new director-general has defended the corporation’s stance on introducing means-testing for TV licences for the over-75s.
Ex-BBC correspondent John Sergeant has said non-payment of the licence fee should be decriminalised.
The BBC is pressing ahead with plans to axe the universal entitlement to a free TV licence for the over-75s.
The BBC has been urged to save free TV licences for over-75s, with campaigners saying payment plans as they stand could pose a health risk.
Hundreds of people opted to cancel their TV licence each day over the past five months, figures suggest.
A consultation on decriminalising licence fee evasion has closed after receiving more than 100,000 responses.
The end of the free TV licence for all over-75s has been delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Veteran actress Miriam Margolyes has criticised the “cruel” and “heartless” end of the free TV licence for over-75s, and accused Boris Johnson of a “dereliction of duty” on the issue.
The BBC needs to avoid providing a “narrow urban outlook” and make sure it has “genuine diversity of thought and experience”, ministers are expected to say.
Jeremy Vine has said the BBC is currently facing its “hardest time” of the 33 years he has worked for the corporation.
Veteran broadcaster David Dimbleby has said that the BBC is under threat in “in a way it has never been before”.
Dame Esther Rantzen has said privatising the BBC would harm people suffering from loneliness.
A Cabinet minister has played down reports that Downing Street wants to axe the TV licence fee and fund the BBC through viewer subscriptions.
Young people do not understand why they should pay for the BBC when they do not use it, according to a culture minister.
The cost of a TV licence is set to rise to £157.50 per year.
The cost of the annual television licence fee will increase from £154.50 to £157.50 from April 1, the BBC has said.
The BBC licence fee has become “increasingly out of date”, former political correspondent John Sergeant has said.
BBC chairman Sir David Clementi has described the role of Director-General at the corporation as “a demanding job”.
Broadcaster John Simpson has accused the Government of “limbering up” for a “major attack” on the BBC.
At least two thirds of BBC staff could eventually be based outside of London, director-general Tony Hall has said.
Boris Johnson has said he is “looking at” abolishing the BBC licence fee.
BBC director-general Lord Tony Hall was not given “any option” but to accept responsibility for funding the TV licence fee for over-75s, the chairman of the corporation has said.
The BBC’s decision to abolish mandatory free TV licences for over 75s will not be overruled by the Culture and Media Secretary.
MPs have criticised BBC chief Lord Tony Hall for his handling of negotiations on the TV licence fee for over-75s.
Dame Vera Lynn has become the latest name in showbiz to question proposed restrictions on free TV licences for over-75s, saying she is “very upset” by the move.
The BBC’s restriction of free TV licences for over-75s could cost public finances more than it saves, the Office for Budgetary Responsibility has warned.