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From 1 April, the cost of a colour television licence will increase from £139.50 to £142.50. A black and white licence, meanwhile, will rise from £47 to £48.
Licence fees are based on a six-year BBC funding settlement that stated in April 2007. In year one (2008) and year two (2009), the licence fee increase is set at 3%. In years three (2010), four (2011) and five (2012), the increase is set at 2%. The BBC can set any increase in year six, up to 2%.