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SLicence fee replacements: All-homes broadcast contribution?
Tuesday 26 May 2015 12:54AM
I prefer the on demand model, but then with the option (meaning I choose rather than being told it's compulsory) to stump up an annual fee to enable greater access to available content if required. Currently works for other services.
Oh by tbe way. All you can eat buffets generally have a familiar range of foods that are medicore and of lower quality than the main menu offerings. I much prefer to eat out less frequently and choose from the main menu and pay a little extra for higher quality. Quantity isn't everything.
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Tuesday 19 May 2015 11:01AM
No, not at all supportive of such a backwards move. There would in effect be no opt out so it is actually another compulsory tax in exactly the same way council tax is a compulsory tax..and no doubt similar or worse Draconian penalties for non payment! I went without a TV for 6 years and whilst it took some convincing TVL that I didn't have one in the end I eventually managed to opt out and stopped paying the licence. I really didn't miss TV at all and we only have one now because my partner enjoys a few programmes each week. £150 per year for a few programmes each week isn't my idea of a fair contribution. Seems to me that there is complete resistance to radical change and these backward ideas are emerging because it's safer than alternatives. But if you're going to levy a TV tax you may as well just collect it through general taxation and stop poncing about and pretending like it's fair an there's any choice involved.