The TV licence, which funds BBC television and radio services, is set to rise for the second successive year.
From 1 April 2018, the annual licence fee will rise from £147 to £150.50 - £3.50 a year higher (or 2.4% more) than the current charge.
The government is responsible for setting the licence fee and agreed in 2016 that the cost would rise in line with inflation for five years between 2017 and 2022.
This marks the second consecutive annual increase. Prior to 2017, the licence fee had been frozen since 2010.
The licence fee pays for BBC television channels, 10 national radio stations and 40 local radio stations. It also helps to fund the cost of the BBC website, BBC iPlayer and the cost of transmitting its services.
The new £150.50 cost is equivalent to £12.54 a month, or £2.89 a week.
Those with a TV licence can continue to pay the cost up front or by direct debit.
If you’re aged over 75, you do not have to pay for a TV licence, while those who are blind or severely sight impaired are entitled to a 50% discount, meaning the annual charge will rise from £73.50 to £75.25.
The cost of an annual black and white TV licence will also rise in April, increasing from £49.50 to £50.50 (a 2% increase).