BBC News is reaching its largest ever global audience. On average, that’s 456 million people from around the world every week 2020-21 – an increase of 18 million people, compared to 2019-20. That’s a record audience for BBC News International Services.
As 75 per cent of funding for the BBC World Service comes from the Licence Fee, any freeze by the government will have a huge and damaging impact on quality and reach. Another international own goal from a government not serious about Global Britain