BBC licence fee dodgers shouldn’t face court say Tories

The future of the BBC licence fee is in doubt as ministers contemplate the biggest shake-up of the corporation’s funding since it was founded in 1922.

Downing Street said last night that David Cameron plans to revive moves to decriminalise the non-payment of the £145.50 a year fee.

Other senior ministers believe the fee is increasingly outdated and could be pared back, with anything other than core BBC services paid for by subscription…