Privatisation of the BBC

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I am enquiring about the current legal status of the BBC. I understand that the BBC is a publicly owned body that generates revenue through certain commercial ventures and through the annual license fee.

Have the management team/those responsible for the management of the BBC ever considered allowing adverts on their services in lieu of requiring people to have T.V. licenses?

Also, I understand that a contract was issued to Capita Business Services Ltd for the collection of said revenue from T.V. licenses. Please could I enquire as to how much this contract was worth and how much the BBC pays Capita Business Services Ltd for providing the collections service (in this I mean either commission/base rate or both, also figures for the most recent full financial year would be helpful).

Yours faithfully,

N.Smith

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Ms Lewis

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, which was received on 11th November. We shall deal
with your request as promptly as possible and, at the latest, within 20
working days. If you have any queries about your request please contact
us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20081258.

Kind regards.

The Information Policy and Compliance Team BBC Freedom of Information

Room 2252, BBC White City, 201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TS, UK

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Smith

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, which was received on 11th November. We shall deal
with your request as promptly as possible and, at the latest, within 20
working days. If you have any queries about your request please contact
us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20081258.

Kind regards.

The Information Policy and Compliance Team BBC Freedom of Information

Room 2252, BBC White City, 201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TS, UK

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Smith

Apologies for the email you just received addressed to Ms Lewis. I have
rectified this and sent you a correctly titled one.

Apologies again

The Information Policy and Compliance Team BBC Freedom of Information

Room 2252, BBC White City, 201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TS, UK

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Smith,

Please find attached the response to your request for information which
has been dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

<<RFI20081258 - final response.pdf>>

Kind Regards

Louise Wright
Information Policy and Compliance

BBC Freedom of Information
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201 Wood Lane
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