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Channel 4 sells-off ‘will undermine the prime minister’s promise to equalize up country’ | Channel 4

Government plans privatize Channel 4, wide open to challenge in trial because they would undermine Boris Johnson’s commitment to “equalizing up”the country, head of This is stated in the message Northern Powerhouse Partnership.

Henri Murison, director of NPP, which is chaired by former Conservative Chancellor George Osborne on Saturday two bills to be announced for in next session of parliament in Queen’s speech this week one on proposals for privatization, while another requires that all government politicians contribute to the “leveling up”- were completely at odds and “completely incoherent.”

Ministers face montage tori rebellion in parliament over in plans that were not in 2019 manifesto, from peers and dozens of deputies who think government wasting time on a policy what they think will do more harm than good.

channel 4 was set up during the time of Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister to encourage growth of small manufacturing companies outside London and South East. It undertakes not to produce its own programs, but instead authorize them from more over 300 independent production companies across the UK, many of them in in north of England.

past year Channel 4 opened new Headquarters for about 200 employees in Leeds and now seeks to increase the share of his expenses on commissions to companies in UK countries and regions up to at least 50% on next year.

Murison said culture secretary Nadine Dorris’ plan will fail of a new bill drawn up Michael Gove, who will demand that all politicians pass alignment-up test to ensure they make a positive contribution to equalizing economic opportunities throughout the country.

“Based on on What happened in alignment up White paper, we believe that decision channel 4 will not be privatized pass that test and it doesn’t reflect well on officials in the department for Digital technologies, culture, media and sports that in counseling secretary of state on her policy did not think to check that they would be consistent with other laws they plan pass,” he said.

The current expectation is that if the ministers persist, companies that could lose out from sale-off could take government judicial review to force rethinking. Consultation on in plans found 96% of respondents were opposed.

Murison added: “If you were designing policy to support independent television sector in areas like in north of England, if not for Channel 4 already exists, you would create it. When government ministers do decisions based on on bad advice that they should not be surprised when they are challenged by the law. I think it is likely that other interested parties who will be at a disadvantage, will have a strong reason consider going to court.

“On trials of whether good or bad for closing north-southern watershed, privatization of Channel 4 is about to undermine the alignment up. It’s completely illogical of government offer two parts of laws that are in complete conflict with each other.

Dorris says Channel 4 needs to be sold off if it’s to survive and thrive”in in face of rapidly changing media landscape.” She recently tweeted that she wanted broadcaster save “cherished place in British life”, but said she believed that the UK government ownership was “ownership of Channel 4 back from competition against streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon.

She is added: “I will seek to reinvest the proceeds of sale in alignment up creative sector, investing money into independent production and creative skills in priority parts of country – brings a creative dividend for all.”

Shadow culture secretary Lucy Powell said: “Channel 4 is a leveling up broadcaster, commissioning half its programming from creative companies outside capital, pipeline protection of creative talent and work in regions and peoples. Everyone knows it in sell it off, these obligations would be watered down and any new the owner would need to meet commercial needs, leading less investment in British vacancies and programs.

“That’s why these plans are going face rough ride in parliament and may be the subject of legal and competition barriers along way”.

Since its launch, Channel 4 directly invested £12 billion in independent manufacturing sector, creating nearly £1 billion of value for United Kingdom economy in 2019 and supporting more over 10,000 jobs.

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