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Cash Chats UK Money & Personal Finance podcast

Mar 23, 2019

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).