BBC faces £500m cuts as Tories plan to freeze licence fee for five years – deja vu?

Culture, Media and Sport Secretary John Whittingdale is poised to order a five-year freeze in the annual £145.50 licence fee. And a new review is expected to support Tory moves to stop people who refuse to pay the fee being sent to jail.

and in 2010.………… via the Guardian

BBC licence fee frozen at £145.50 for six years

and the Telegraph in 2010

BBC ordered to accept six-year freeze in licence fee


Maybe it’s just a nudge towards a alternative fix?

However, former BBC presenter Jeremy Paxman argued the licence fee is doomed. ‘It clearly can’t last,’ he said. ‘As computers and TVs become indistinguishable, a tax on a particular technology becomes almost impossible to justify.’