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Television UK television licence fee

Combined sound and television receiving licence was introduced on 1 June 1946.
A colour licence was introduced on 1 January 1968.

  changed mono colour
   
1946 1 June 2.00
1954 1 June 3.00
1957 1 August 4.00*
1963 1 October 4.00*
1965 1 August 5.00
1968 1 January 5.00 10.00
1969 1 January 6.00 11.00
1971 1 July 7.00 12.00
1975 1 April 8.00 18.00
1977 1 July 9.00 21.00
1978 1 November 10.00 25.00
1979 1 November 12.00 34.00
1981 1 December 15.00 46.00
1985 1 March 18.00 58.00
1988 1 April 21.00 62.50
1989 1 April 22.00 66.00
1990 1 April 24.00 71.00
1991 1 April 25.50 77.00
1992 1 April 26.50 80.00
1993 1 April 17.50 83.00
1994 1 April 28.00 84.50
1995 1 April 28.50 86.50
1996 1 April 30.00 89.50
1997 1 April 30.50 91.50
1998 1 April 32.50 97.50
1999 1 April 33.50 101.00
2000 1 April 34.50 104.00
2001 1 April 36.50 109.00
2002 1 April 37.50 112.00
2003 1 April 38.50 116.00
2004 1 April 40.50 121.00
2005 1 April 42.00 126.50
2006 1 April 44.00 131.50
2007 1 April 45.50 135.50
2008 1 April 47.00 139.50
2009 1 April 48.00 142.50

*Excise duty (not used for broadcasting) of 1 imposed 1957 and abolished 1963
Source: BBC, TV Licensing

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