TV Licence Reform

​The Government has approved recommendations outlined in the report of the Working Group on the Future Funding of Public Service Broadcasting that will see the collection of the TV licence put out to public tender as soon as the enabling legislation has been enacted.

It is intended that at end of the 5 Year contract period the licence fee will be replaced by a device independent broadcasting charge which takes account of the changes in how we now consume content and will enable the sustainable funding of public service content into the future.

A redacted copy of the Working Group report is available here