Spending Review Key Points: Extra BBC Duties, E-Govt, Tech Spending Slashed

Here are the main media and technology highlights from today’s UK Spending Review (complete report, press notice), as revealed by chancellor George Osborne…

DCMS annual budget down by 24 percent from £1.4 billion (2010/11) to £1.1 billion (2014/15), with admin budget down by 41 percent.

— “The TV licence fee will fund BBC World Service, BBC Monitoring, and S4C saving the Exchequer £340m from 2014-15. BBC and HMG (Her Majesty’s Government) also agreed that the TV licence fee will be frozen until 2016-17.”

— “Investment of £530 million over the spending review period (including £300m from the TV licence fee) to boost the UK