Published: 3rd December 2018

BBFC Tariff Changes effective from 1 January 2019


We would like to let you know that BBFC fees will increase from 1 January 2019.

In line with our commitment to setting fees at RPI -1% based on the September RPI figure from the Office for National Statistics, given that the September 2018 RPI figure was 3.3%, our fees will rise by 2.3% in January 2019. (Since 2008, inflation has totalled 31.9% while BBFC fees have increased by 6.6%, therefore presenting a real-term saving of 25.3% over that time period.)

Our new fees will be as follows:

Theatrical submissions

£106.97 submission fee and £7.46 per minute

Video Recordings Act submissions

£80.10 submission fee and £6.40 per minute

Watch & Rate submissions (for digital platform release)

£26.08 submission fee and £3.03 per minute

As Live submissions


Online music videos

£28.69 for first 5 minutes, thereafter remaining at £3.16 per minute

Distributor Change/Technical Comparison

Relevant submission fee and £160.19 (or the per-minute fee for works under 25 mins.)

Advice viewings

£80.10 submission fee and £5.60 per minute

Script advice

£7.46 per page (minimum fee: £106.97)

Licences for digital platforms

5,001 titles + = £4,591.22

1,001-5,000 titles = £2,295.61

251-1,000 titles = £1,147.80

101-250 titles = £573.90

1-100 titles = services must licence with us, but no fee is charged

Withdrawal fees for theatrical works

For standard film works (including all PBE and PPBE works): £208.69

For film trailers (PBE): £104.34

For film trailers (non PBE): £52.17

Withdrawal fees for video works

For PBE and PPBE works: £208.69

For all other withdrawals: £104.34

Please note, for home entertainment submissions, these fee increases will apply to all content delivered on or after 1 January 2019. For theatrical submissions, the new fees will apply to all works being viewed from 1 January 2019 onwards.