TV licence fee to rise from April
The cost of an annual standard colour TV licence will rise to £157.50 from 1 April 2020 – an increase of £3
3 February 2020
ITV and BBC to launch £6/mth streaming service
ITV and the BBC have announced that their new 'BritBox' streaming service will be launched later this year
19 July 2019
BBC to end free TV licences for over-75s unless they get pension credit – yet 1.3m eligible households don’t claim it
Free TV licences will only be available for over-75s who receive the pension credit benefit from next June
10 June 2019
BBC Store to close - how to get a refund for programmes you've bought
The BBC has announced it is to close down its digital download service the BBC Store from 1 November
25 May 2017
Blue Peter badge winners to lose free entry to Merlin attractions from next year
Legoland Windsor, Chessington World of Adventures and dozens of other attractions will be withdrawn from the scheme
4 October 2016
Watch BBC iPlayer? You'll soon have to log in
BBC iPlayer will require users to set up an account and log in to use the service from next year
27 September 2016
You'll need a TV licence to use iPlayer from 1 September this year
From 1 September all users of the BBC's catch-up service iPlayer will be required by law to hold a TV licence
26 July 2016
Warning: TV licence loophole could close this autumn
Viewers who watch the BBC online may have to pay for a TV licence from autumn, amid funding changes
12 May 2016
Turn your telly into a 'smart TV' for £10
A new £10 gadget gives instant access on your TV to the BBC iPlayer and Demand 5 catch-up services
30 July 2013
Guest Comment: Beware the 'fix now!' mortgage plea
'Fix now!' is the message you'll hear from many mortgage experts. But as broker David Hollingworth says, they have no crystal ball
5 August 2011
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Water bills to rise by less than planned from April 2024 as firms hit with £114 million penalty – here's what we know26 September 2023Some water bills in England and Wales could rise by less than planned from April 2024, as 12 water companies have been hit with a collective £114 million penalty for missing targets on pollution, leaks and customer service.
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26 September 2023
11 September 2023Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
4 September 2023The 2023 academic year is about to start, and it'll see the biggest shake-up to student finance in England for a decade. The changes are both subtle and massive. On the surface they look like a tweak, in practice they will increase the eventual cost of going to university by over 50% for many typical graduates.
21 August 2023
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