BBC's TV License Fee Frozen Until 2024 To Cut Viewers' Costs
LONDON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 18th January, 2022) The British broadcaster BBC's tv license fee has been frozen for two years to support families as they struggle to pay living costs, the UK's digital and culture ministry said Monday.
"At a time when families are facing a sharp increase in their living costs we simply could not justify asking hard-working households to pay even more for their TV license," Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said.
BBC Chairman Richard Sharp and Director-General Tim Davie called the decision "disappointing" and warned that tough choices would be made to allow the broadcaster to absorb rising inflation.
The BBC bosses said that they looked forward to a national debate on the broadcaster's next charter, which will outline its funding and purpose until at least 2028.