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UK could freeze licence fee from increases for two years – leading to discussions regarding its future




It looks more and more as if the TV licence fee could be coming to an end in the UK as it is rumoured that the government could announce that it will freeze the annual charge until April 2024.

According to Sky News and the Mail on Sunday, the freezing of the BBC licence fee for two years would lead to a major cut in the corporation’s funding.

Government Minister Nadine Dorries tweeted over the weekend:

“The days of the elderly being threatening with prison sentences and bailiffs knocking on doors, are over.  Time now to discuss and debate new ways of funding, supporting and selling great British content.”

If the licence fee was not frozen in this way then it would increase from April.

In 2020, people over 75 were obliged to start paying their TV licence fee.  Up to that point they were not charged for the licence.

The move in the UK to consider the cost of the licence fee will most likely lead to discussions in other countries as to whether a licence fee can be justified when there are so many other channels in a competitive broadcasting market.

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