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TV Licence fees to go up from April

Rise of £4 to £154.50 per year

TV licences are going up - it was revealed by the BBC this week.

From April, the annual fee will rise by £4 to £154.50, which works out at just under £3 per week, or £12.88 a month.

In 2017, the UK Government announced the licence fee would increase in line with inflation for five years.

Some discounts are available - for black and white licences, for visually impaired customers, for those in residential care and for the over-75s.

But for most households, it's £154.50 a year.

For that, you get nine national TV channels, regional programming, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations as well as BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sounds radio app.

The maximum penalty for not having a licence is £1,000 plus costs, and possibly a victim surcharge.

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