Anyone watching live TV on any channel, not just the BBC, currently has to pay £159 for a TV license every year.
However, people’s viewing habits have changed, with many Brits now simply choosing to watch Netflix and YouTube, meaning they don’t need to shell out for fees.
The Television License Fee Trust statement released this week said: “The number of domestic customers saying they did not need a license reached 1.96 million in 2021-22.
“Despite higher sales, the number of domestic customers who said they no longer needed a license increased by 270,000 at the end of 2021-22, from 1.69 million in 2020-21. ”
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