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  • The government intends to "top-slice" local authority funding by £413m over the next two years.

    Schools' cancelled BSF rebuilds to be contested at court by six councils

  • I am not holding my breath but I hope that Cameron follows through with his threat to 'top-slice' the BBC's share of the Television Ownership Tax: indeed why stop at 'top'?

    Archive 2008-04-27

  • Halfway through the last parliament, the Conservative Party's culture spokesman, Jeremy Hunt, said that he was minded to top-slice the BBC's income and achieve greater choice for the licence fee payer. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • "We've got to make sure that we don't top-slice local education authorities that support state schools with a handicap over and above the free schools," he told the

    Evening Standard - Home

  • While none of the manifestos of the main parties mentions a plan to freeze the licence fee, or to "top-slice" it for other purposes, the Conservatives have already pledged to reveal how the BBC spends its income from the fee - worth £3. 4bn a year - by giving the National Audit Office access to its accounts for the first time.

    The Guardian World News

  • Meanwhile, the £6-a-month tax on fixed-line phones to fund otherwise "uneconomic" high-speed broadband rollout is fiercely opposed by the Tories, and the government has kicked its own proposal to top-slice the licence fee into the very long grass of 2016 and beyond.

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  • The only way to find the £2bn needed for a credible level of capitalisation from central resources would be to top-slice other department's budgets.

    The Guardian World News

  • The government's proposal to permanently top-slice the licence fee has now been shelved, and the

    The Guardian World News

  • BBC's Mark Thompson attacks plans to 'top-slice' licence fee - Business News

  • BBC boss hits back at calls 'top-slice' licence fee today came out firmly against Government proposals to "top-slice" the TV licence fee to provide around £130 million for commercial broadcasters. - Business News


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