TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to increase in BBC licence fee

For immediate release


Responding to the news that the licence fee will increase to £159 from 1st April, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Another hike in the hated TV tax is the last thing struggling households need.

“Brits are fed up with seeing the Beeb splash their cash on loaded luvvies, politicised programming and generous expenses for BBC bosses.

“It’s time to scrap the licence fee and let the public decide what’s worth paying for.”



TPA spokesmen 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 Axe The Tax campaign calls for the end of the BBC licence fee.

  4. In September 2020, the TaxPayers’ Alliance revealed the £37.5 million bill for BBC bosses.

  5. The TaxPayers’ Alliance revealed BBC staff have claimed over £300,000 in expenses since 2019.
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