Mansfield's MP welcomes decision to freeze BBC licence fee cost

An announcement that the TV licence fee will be frozen for two years to support struggling families keep the cost of living down has been welcomed by Mansfield’s MP, Ben Bradley.

The Government has introduced a new licence fee settlement which will freeze the TV licence from April 1, 2022 and the fee will remain at £159 until 2024, before rising with inflation for four years.

Mr Bradley has repeatedly raised his concerns about the licence fee in Parliament as it has been a pertinent issue in Mansfield and Warsop.

Last year, he spoke in a Petitions Committee debate on getting rid of the BBC licence fee.

In his speech, Mr Bradley stated the BBC focuses far too much on in ‘middle-class metropolitan bubble’ rather than representing people in constituencies such as Mansfield.

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Mr Bradley said: “I am delighted the Government has listened to the concerns of my constituents and frozen the licence fee for the next two years to ensure more money is kept in the pockets of hard-working families across Mansfield and Warsop.

“Since getting elected to Parliament in 2017, I have consistently argued for the licence fee to be scrapped. I strongly believe that in the 21st Century, the taxpayer should not be expected to fund the channel."

Mansfield MP, Ben Bradley, has repeatedly raised his concerns about the licence fee in Parliament

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