Television licence costs will increase according to the BBC amid government ministers considering whether to decriminalise non-payment of the fee. The TV licence fee deal is in line with inflation, which is in line with increases the government pledged to implement year on year in 2017. But how much will the BBC TV licence actually cost from April 1, 2021?
According to British law, you are required to have a TV licence if you watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV, on any channel.
A licence is also required if you watch or stream programmes live on an online TV service (such as ITV Hub, All 4, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV, Sky Go, etc.).
Anyone downloading or watching any BBC programmes on iPlayer must also purchase a licence.
These rules apply to any device which you use, including a television, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder.
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