TV licence to rise but digital levy is axed

– The BBC television licence fee is set to rise, but the government has axed controversial plans for a £24 a year additional charge for digital television.

– The BBC television licence fee is set to rise, but the government has axed controversial plans for a £24 a year additional charge for digital television.

The proposed digital fee was a core recommendation of the Davies committee report on the future of the funding of the BBC, published in summer.

The government will instead negotiate a licence fee increase from the present £101 so that the BBC has available funds over the next few years to develop its digital services.

However, it is not yet clear how much the licence fee will rise.

ITV companies, which have argued vigorously against a digital fee, were said to be pleased that their lobbying seemed to have paid off.





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