Ukie sets out four key asks for the Autumn Budget
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond announced last Autumn that the Government would be moving to a single fiscal event each year, doing away with the familiar twice yearly event. The move was welcomed by business groups and economists for helping to promote more certainty and stability.
The government published its plans yesterday for reform of the BBC. Although not as sweeping as had been predicted beforehand, they are planning significant changes to the oversight structure - abolishing the BBC Trust and replacing it with a new unitary board. The composition of this board, and how many of its directors will be appointed by the government rather than the BBC, has been the greatest point of contention so far.