Library filer dated 02/03/2005 of a man watching a bank of screens displaying the BBC News channel. The Government is criticised Friday March 3, 2006, for loading costs on to the BBC which will result in a higher than necessary licence fee. The attack comes from an all-party committee of peers, which predicts that on present plans the licence fee will rise to £180 in eight years’ time and will be raising over £4.25 billion a year from the public. See PA Story POLITICS BBC. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo credit should read: Chris Young/PA.