43 Pence Per Day: The Cost Of British Soft Power?

Note: This article was originally released on the USC Center on Public Diplomacy Blog: https://uscpublicdiplomacy.org/blog/43-pence-day-cost-british-soft-power. News broke January 15, 2022 that the UK government is set to freeze the BBC license fee. UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has proposed what amounts to a £285 million yearly reduction in the national broadcaster’s budget. This decision will likely cause significant harm…