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Survey: Pensioners doubt value in TV licence

Over three quarters (76 per cent) of pensioners say the TV licence payment does not provide good value for money ahead of the April 1st price hike, according to a survey conducted by Broadband Genie. This spring the UK government will increase the TV licence fee by 6.7 per cent — in line with inflation — […]

February 27, 2024

BBC: Extra licence fee hardship support

The BBC has announced increased support for people who are struggling to pay the TV Licence. A new action plan will aim to reduce the number of women in severe financial hardship who are prosecuted for licence fee evasion. The plan is a response to the BBC’s Gender Disparity Review, which was set up to […]

May 12, 2023By Colin Mann

BBC DG warns of service cuts

BBC director general Tim Davie has warned that the freeze to the TV licence fee announced by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries will affect the Corporation’s frontline output, and in terms of what services might be cut, said “everything’s on the agenda”. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Davie suggested the funding gap brought about […]

January 18, 2022By Colin Mann

Dorries confirms licence fee freeze

Following suggestions that such an announcement was imminent, Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has confirmed the TV licence fee will remain at £159 (€190) until 2024 and then rise in line with inflation for the following four years. The plans for the new licence fee settlement cover a period of six years and will take effect […]

January 18, 2022By Colin Mann

SABC considers new TV licensing model

South Africa’s parliament is to issue a draft Bill on how the nation could collect television licence fees in the future. A report from the country’s Government Communications and Information System regarding a recent cabinet meeting stated that the Bill proposes reforms in the SABC’s funding model and the TV licensing system. Two alternates are […]

July 5, 2021By Chris Forrester