Cash Chats #80 – Should you pay the TV Licence fee?

Does paying to watch normal TV represent good value for money? And if not, do you have to pay the Licence Fee?

Over the next few weeks, quite a few bills are going up. One – from the 1st April – is the TV Licence, which will increase by £4 a year. It means you’re paying the equivalent of £12.88 a month to watch live TV (and not just the BBC).

With the rise of streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, it might seem like you could do without the BBC and other terrestrial broadcasters – potentially saving yourself £154.50 a year. So in this week’s podcast episode I’ve taken a look at what you actually get for your money from the Licence Fee, and if you then choose it’s not worth it, the circumstances which mean you don’t have to pay for one.

(Spoiler… I think it’s well worth paying for one).

Listen here, or you can read more via the link below.

I hope you enjoy this week’s episode. Please do leave a review and subscribe over on iTunes – it really makes it easier for others to find the podcast. You can also now listen on Spotify!

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One thought on “Cash Chats #80 – Should you pay the TV Licence fee?

  1. I think that it’s well worth getting rid of the TV.
    I’ve been TV free for almost 10 years and over £1000 the richer for it.
    Also, TV isn’t good for you – too much rots your brain.


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