griggle asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 2 months ago

Is there a license fee for BBC radio in the UK?

Update:

Apparently there is a fee for television.  Just wondered  if that applied to radio broadcasts as well.

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  • 2 months ago
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    No. The fee for the TV licence also funds all 11 BBC National radio stations and 45 BBC local radio stations, but you don’t have to have  licence to listen to them.

    • griggle
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      2 months agoReport

      Ok. I was wondering how that could work since most cars come equipped with a radio. Keeping up with who was legal and who wasn't would be a nightmare. 

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  • PAMELA
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    2 months ago

    You pay for both tv and radio with your tv licence.

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  • 2 months ago

    No licence is required. The radio-only licence was abolished in 1971, probably because portable transistor radios were the norm by then and enforcement would have been impossible.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It's combined in your TV licence fee. 

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  • Tavy
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    2 months ago

    The licence includes radio.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No idea, I refuse to pay it.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes the tv licence covers tv and radio but hopefully the licence fee will be done away with soon

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