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TV licence fee to be frozen for two years - here's all you need to know

The cost of a TV licence will remain frozen for the next two years, the Government has announced. Households will not see any increase to their £159 a year bill until 1 April 2024.

17 January 2022

TV licence fee to rise by £1.50/yr to £159 from April

The cost of an annual standard colour TV licence will rise to £159 from 1 April 2021 – an increase of £1.50 on the current price of £157.50 a year.

8 February 2021

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

April price rises have kicked in - act now to beat the hikes

A new wave of price hikes hit today, from council tax and prescriptions to energy and broadband - and while you can't stop the rises, there are still plenty of ways to cut these bills

1 April 2019

Over-75s refunded £38m for TV licences – how you can reclaim

Over 75s do NOT have to pay for their TV licence and can get refunds if they do

16 October 2018

TV Licensing urges customers to check bank statements after data security alert

If you entered personal data into the website between 29 August and 5 September you could be affected

10 September 2018

Students may be able to claim £50 TV licence refund

Students across the UK may be entitled to a refund of £50 on their TV licence fee

3 July 2018

BBC trials new way to pay for a TV licence

The BBC is trialling a simpler way to pay for TV licences to allow those in need to evenly spread payments

5 April 2018