Tag Archives: TV Licence

TV Licence set to fall

Currently the cost of the TV Licence is set at £145.50 for a colour television. This is supposed to raise around £3.5 billion which funds the activities of the BBC, but.. more
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BBC looks into pensions

As if the cutbacks and top slicing of the TV Licence were not enough for the BBC to worry about, it seems that the subject of pensions is going to play.. more
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First Class for BBC bosses

As the BBC goes under the government’s microscope, a picture begins to appear on where the £3.4 billion TV Licence fee money actually goes and unsurprisingly it does not all go.. more
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£1,000 fine for watching the World Cup at work

The temptation to watch the World Cup at work has never been as great, with so many platforms to choose from. For office workers, watching the games online is the obvious answer, with both the BBC and ITV offering this service. However, even with the.. more
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Jeremy Hunt eases the BBC’s fears

The BBC is a “Crown Jewel” according to the new Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, in an interview with the Guardian newspaper. This must come as relief to the BBC, especially as before the election the BBC, the BBC Trust and the TV Licence fee were.. more
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TV Licence earmarked for broadband rollout

The roll out of super fast broadband will be paid for by the public, but not by a tax on phone lines as the funds will be coming from the TV Licence fee. The plans were touched on when the government released details of the.. more
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TV Licence fee boycott ends with fine

Back in 2008, the Manualgate scandal took place. This was when Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross lost their heads while making joke phone calls to Andrew Sachs. Heads rolled and excuses were given, but for retired newspaper editor, Charles Moore, this was simply just too.. more
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TV Licence to be used for pension deficit

As with other large organisations, the BBC is facing a massive deficit in its pension fund. Some estimates are putting the figure at around £1.5 billion and under employment laws the BBC must find the cash to plug this massive hole. Luckily for the BBC,.. more
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S4C failing to get enough viewers

It may be funded by the TV Licence but the regional channel for Wales S4C, effectively Channel Four for Wales, showed around two hundred programmes last month and because this channel is directed at the Welsh, it is easy to think that the viewing figures.. more
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TV licence increase on Fools Day

Just as the BBC plans sweeping changes across the corporation, the colour TV Licence is due to increase to £145.50, while the black and white TV Licence will rise by £1 to £49, as part of the BBC settlement agreed back in 2007. The latest.. more
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