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BBC TV licence fee to INCREASE this year


The annual BBC television licence fee will increase from £157.50 to £159 from April 1, it has been announced.

The jump comes after the BBC last year controversially scrapped free TV licences for most over 75s. Online commentators were quick to respond to the latest raft of changes. One wrote: “£8 per month for Netflix but £13 a month for the BBC.”

Another said: “It's very rare for me to watch anything on the BBC. It's not worth me paying £159.”

And yet a third wrote: “Time to stop watching live TV. It's extortion for utter rubbish.”

The BBC is completely unfit for purpose and there is a growing tide of opinion against being forced to pay the fee. Do they listen? Of course not...Thee answer is always more of our cash for the BBBC.Time to defend them instead!

The BBC's incoming chairman Richard Sharp last month defended the TV licence fee, calling it the "least worst" way of funding the corporation.