Not paying for BBC licence fee could be decriminalised


British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is pushing ahead with proposals to decriminalise individuals, who refuse to pay the BBC licence fee.

Outgoing culture secretary, Nicky Morgan is set to launch a public consultation on whether it is a criminal offence not to pay for the annual television licence.

Incidentally, it was only this week that it was confirmed that the annual TV licence fee will increase from £154.50 to £157.50, from 1st April.

Prior to the General Election in December, Johnson said he was considering abolishing the licence fee altogether. The existing BBC charter expires on 31st December 2027.

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