Equity statement regarding the BBC licence fee decriminalisation

Equity has released a statement regarding the BBC licence fee decriminalisation
"Equity will be looking closely at the government’s proposals regarding the BBC licence fee decriminalisation. Our priority is to ensure that the BBC continues to be the best public service broadcaster in the world, providing quality jobs and training for our members. It is difficult to see how decriminalisation supports this. Equally the health of the BBC’s finances should not be contingent on such enforcement action. In the absence of government policy to invest in the BBC, or the creative industries more broadly, these proposals look very much like just another cut.”