The TV License Fee and The BBC – Money of the Masses

1 min read Published: 18 Mar 2010

One bill it is almost, but not impossible to avoid (see this coming Monday’s money tip) if you watch television, is the TV licence fee which is currently £142.50 a year. The TV licence funds programming (TV and radio) on the BBC and the fact that it is compulsory if you own a television is a sore point with some viewers as well as other broadcasters, who cry foul play because it creates an uncompetitive market. In 2008/09 £3.5billion in licence fees were collected. So where did all the money go?

They say a picture paints a thousand words……….or in this case £3.5 billion pounds

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