TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to BBC licence fee freeze

For immediate release


Responding to reports around the future of the BBC licence fee, Danielle Boxall, media campaign manager at the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Freezing the licence fee would be a welcome first step.

“Taxpayers facing a cost of living crisis shouldn’t be forced to pay the hated TV tax, on pain of imprisonment. Going forward, abolishing the BBC licence fee is the only real answer.

“Instead of kicking the can down the road, ministers must legislate to unshackle Auntie from the taxpayer and let the Beeb stand on its own two feet.”


TPA spokespeople are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)


Media contact:

Danielle Boxall
Media Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
[email protected]
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)


Notes to editors:

  1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) campaigns to reform taxes and public services, cut waste and speak up for British taxpayers. Find out more at

  2. TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.

  3. The TaxPayers' Alliance launched the Axe the Tax campaign in January 2020, calling for an end to the television licence fee.

  4. The TaxPayers’ Alliance proposed the sale of the BBC and Channel 4 to help them compete with streaming giants.
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