The licence price will stay in place till 2027 when the BBC's present constitution expires, however this didn't cease Downing Road sources from briefing The Sunday Instances that the funding mannequin will likely be scrapped in favor of a radical overhaul that can see the BBC develop into a subscription service.
Damian Green, once effectively deputy prime minister to Theresa May, said that "destroying the BBC" wasn't included in the Conservative election manifesto and that implementation of the suggestions would be "cultural vandalism".
"This is not a fight the BBC is picking nor a contest my party promised if we got elected", he wrote in the Daily Telegraph.
"If the BBC ends up in decline, if a much-loved and revered institution is devalued and if the costs go up, it will be this Government which will stand accused by the very people who we will be relying on to support us at the next election".More news: Assange offered US pardon for denying Russian hacking: lawyer
Downing Street reiterated Mr Johnson's claim that "at this stage we are not planning to get rid of all licence fees though I am certainly looking at it". But everybody, including the BBC themselves, recognises that in a changing world the BBC itself will have to change.
The BBC has launched an outspoken defence of the licence fee model, arguing that any switch would lead to a loss of earnings and with it popular shows.
The UK government is preparing major changes for the BBC, reports the Sunday Times.
Asked whether the broadcaster would be told to shut down local radio stations, the spokesman said: "How the BBC is run is a matter for the BBC".More news: South Korea Reports Sudden Jump in Virus Cases, 90 More Show Symptoms
A BBC spokesman said: "The BBC plays an important role for the country at home and overseas, it is the bedrock of our world-beating creative industries, and reaches millions of people every day".
The newspaper said stars will be banned from cashing in on well paid second jobs and Boris Johnson's aides have suggested they should be forced to donate the money to charity.
Simon Hoare, chairman of the Northern Ireland select committee, said the broadcaster must immediately reverse its decision to remove free TV licence from millions of over-75s. from this June.
But Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said that while there was a consultation under way into decriminalising non-payment of the licence fee, there were no "preordained" decisions on future funding models. But this is not the priority of the country, ' she said during a Channel 4 debate.More news: Daniel Craig is 'really involved' in picking Bond theme
The UK government under Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reiterated its intention to scrap the television licence fee and make viewers pay a subscription.