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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Legoland Windsor, Chessington World of Adventures and dozens of other attractions will be withdrawn from the scheme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