Joint statement of organisations campaigning in support of the BBC
Recognising the core principle above and the importance of the BBC as a keystone of the culture, economy and citizenship of the UK:
1. We believe that the BBC’s founding mission – to inform, to educate, to entertain should remain the bedrock of what the BBC does and should apply to all new media/technology the BBC publishes in or broadcasts on.
2. We believe that the licence fee is currently the best way to fund the BBC and that it should be set at a level that ensures the corporation remains the cornerstone of the successful British creative industries; at a minimum it should increase by RPI.
3. We believe in an independent and efficient BBC that is accountable to audiences, staff and those who work in the creative community, and believe that their voice must be central to the Charter renewal process and in the broadcaster’s future.