Tories pause plans to sell off Channel 4 as new Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan wants to review decision
- Culture Secretary said ‘business case’ for Channel 4 sale was being re-examined
- Miss Donelan added current model of BBC funding was ‘completely outdated’
- The government faced opposition from TV producers on privatising Channel 4
Plans to sell off Channel 4 have been thrown into doubt after the Culture Secretary said the ‘business case’ for the sale was being re-examined by Liz Truss’s Government.
The go-ahead to privatise the broadcaster was made by Nadine Dorries but her successor, Michelle Donelan, yesterday appeared to offer hope to those opposing the sale, by saying it was about ‘making sure that we still agree with that decision’.