BBC LICENCE FEE
In an age when we're constantly steered towards giving,
It's worth bearing in mind the cost of living!
The announcement that the BBC seeks a £3 increase in the licence fee cost - sending it close to £160 per annum - was a salutary reminder of the increased cost of living. Some 58 years ago, the BBC sought an
increase in the said annual licence fee from £4 to £5 - despite opposition by MPs of all parties - citing the fee as "the best guarantee of the independence of a broadcasting service and its range and comprehensiveness".
I wonder what Gary Lineker would have been paid then?!