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BBC: Licence Fee

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much and what percentage of the television licence fee is not allocated to the BBC; and how much of the fee goes towards (1) S4/C, and (2) the BBC World Service.

Photo of Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lords Spokesperson (Department for Culture, Media and Sport), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The BBC is funded by the licence fee and a dividend from BBC Worldwide. The amount of licence fee funding which goes towards S4C (as of April this year) is detailed in the following table.

Year From BBC (£)
2013/14 76.3m
2014/15 76m

BBC World Service’s broadcasting costs are met by a separate Parliamentary grant-in-aid from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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