TV license fees are set to rise in line with inflation amidst the shakeup

The public will face a sharp increase in the price of the license as the cost of living affects all aspects of life.

The policy of the Ministry of Culture, Media and Sport is to increase the license fee again in 2024 after a two-year freeze.

According to reports The Daily TelegraphThe Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) expects the inflation figure used to be 8.2%.

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That would be a hike of £13 with television Fees are set to increase from £159 to £172, the biggest such increase in two decades.

OBR also predicts that this will take over the BBC License fee Revenue rose from £3.7bn in 2023 to £4bn next year.

This is the first time the company has reached this number.

Former Culture Minister Nadine Deboris attacked the move, saying, “I support freezing it until a full review of how the BBC is funded and exploring alternatives.”

The MP froze licensing fees during her tenure as Head of Oversight for British Culture.

This comes as a file BBC He grapples with controversy surrounding freedom of speech from contributors such as Match Of The Day host Gary Lineker.

There were also issues raised about impartiality after it emerged that BBC chief Richard Sharpe had taken out a large loan to former prime minister Boris Johnson.

A BBC spokesperson said: “The government agreed to a six-year license fee settlement in January 2022 that had frozen license fees for two years, with increases in line with inflation from 2024.

“It is not within the BBC’s business to speculate about potential inflation and how this could affect license fees in the coming years.

“Ultimately, the government has to determine and confirm the cost of licensing each year. The BBC will continue to focus on what it does best: working to deliver world-class content and value to all of its audience.”

A spokesperson for the Department for Culture, Media and Digital Sport added: “We have agreed a fair settlement with the BBC that the license fee will remain at £159 until 2024 to protect license fee payers from current inflationary pressures, and then rise in line with inflation until End of 2027. The exact level of inflation has not yet been confirmed.

“The BBC’s funding model is facing significant challenges due to changes in the way people consume media, which is why we are working with them to look at ways to ensure it is sustainable in the long term.”

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