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20 Jan 2020

Tony Hall stepping down as BBC Director-General

Tony Hall has announced he’ll step down as Director-General this summer.

Lord Hall, who took up the post in 2013, said he believed he was “leaving the BBC in a much stronger place than when I joined” – though critics point to ongoing diversity issues and the gender pay gap row.

So with a licence review on the horizon, and the Prime Minister signalling a rethink of the BBC licence fee – how big are the challenges facing his successor?