Another u-turn: Channel 4 privatisation plans set to be scrapped – reports

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By Azania Patel The Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan has written to Rishi Sunak calling for the government to drop plans to privatise Channel 4 – ditching a key Boris Johnson-era policy. While Channel 4 is commercially funded, it is publicly owned. As part of the Media Bill, Boris Johnson had pushed for the privatisation of the channel, with previous Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries adamant on the sale. However Donelan – who took the job in the summer after Johnson and Dorries’ resignations – said that after “reviewing the business case, I have concluded that pursuing a sale at this point is…

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