UK TV Licence set to rise

A BBC sign is displayed outside Broadcasting House in London, Britain July 19, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall - RC16393DCAD0

The Government has confirmed that from 1 April 2020 the cost of the annual television Licence Fee will increase from £154.50 to £157.50!

For the new amount, payers will receive from the BBC nine national TV channels plus regional programming:
• 10 national radio stations
• 40 local radio stations plus dedicated Nations radio services
• One of the UK’s most popular websites
• The BBC Sounds radio app
• Live, on-demand and catch-up service the iPlayer

The move comes after the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport had introduced a Statutory Instrument to Parliament, bringing on the licence fee increase. Anyone watching or recording TV programmes as they are shown on TV, or watching or downloading BBC programmes on iPlayer, needs to be covered by a licence and this applies whether they are using a TV set, computer, or any other equipment.

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