Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries announced that the government will “undertake a review” of the BBC licence fee - the public broadcaster’s funding model - and the fee will be frozen for the next two years.
The licence fee appears under serious threat of being scrapped.
According to the results of a poll published in The Telegraph, nearly two thirds of the public back the abolition of the BBC licence fee.
The survey of 2,488 people, Only 23% disagreed when asked if the £159-a-year licence fee should be abolished and replaced with a voluntary subscription to watched BBC programmes.
So, love it or loathe it, we ask the people of Liverpool what they think about the Beeb.
‘I think the licence fee is fine’
Val says: "I think the licence fee is fine. If they scrap it, it'll mean people are forced into having to pay for services rather than just having your licence fee."
‘I think the BBC has done a lot that people don't like’
Robert says: "I think the BBC has done a lot that people don't like, and they've got away with it because they're under the government."
‘Nadine Dorries seems to know very little’
Ellen says: "Obviously, the decision has been made by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries, who seems to know very little, considering she thought that Channel 4 was funded by taxpayers money."