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sarahdavies

86 months ago

do you think we should have to pay for a tv licence?
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all the crap that is on telly, why should we have to fork out over £100 just to watch repeats, we pay tax, nat insurance, every time we have a pay cheque, you would think the amount they take from you each month is enough to cover all things like, Water bill, TV licence and any other stupid things that need paying.
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delminister

  85 months ago
yes but on a fairer system it should reflect the culture of the viewing public pay as you go tv channels on normal format tv would resolve the problem it would kill off those lesser unwatched channels
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dawniedingdong

  85 months ago
Definitely not. If the Beeb had advertising they wouldn't need our money. But then, they may consider that this way of getting 'honest money' doesn't line their pockets enough!
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googoos

  85 months ago
no its aload of rubbish anyhow full of repeats nothing worth watching all we get is soaps all the time
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heath1985

  85 months ago
no the thing on tv nowadays is so borning i get fed up of watchinh the same think espesalally on the kids channel
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raven.1974

  85 months ago
no becuse the things put on tv today is why this worlds gone so mad.rubbish stuff why should we pay for something we are made to watch
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pat2ash

  85 months ago
no they should be paying us to watch some of the rubbish that is on the box at the moment.
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L.hashim

  85 months ago
no i think that money that goes on tv licenses can be spent elsewhere. Like a holiday or dining out or having a grand party
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cbing4

  85 months ago
Occasionally there is something great on BBC, but there are frequently wonderful programmes on More4, Five and others, and we don't collectively pay them £2 BILLION pounds a year (this is not an overestimate or hyperbola). If commercial channels can fund amazing original programmes and import some of the best TV on the planet, why can't the BBC do the same with advertising. The licence forces them to walk a fine line between popularist crap like Fame Academy (so they can get the number of viewers that 'justifies the fee' and bizarre niche programming like 'Wainwrights Walks' ('Julia Bradbury sets off to reach the summit of Helvellyn via the Lake District's most talked about ridge - Striding Edge') so they can claim their charter as a public interest broadcaster. Many of us have Sky and watch little or no BBC, and still have to pay.
About 25% of the fee goes to BBC radio (national and local) and websites. I (and a huge majority of TV viewers) never listen to the BBC radio, and since when did you have to pay to use a website! People who don't have Sky are paying for a lot of channels they'll never see - CBBC, CBeebies, BBC3, BBC4, BBC News 24 and BBC Parliament. That seems fair.
Speaking of fair, the standard licence fee is £135.50. A black and white one is £45.50. That's two thirds off. If you're blind, you only get 50% off the colour fee (can you even buy B&W TVs anymore?). So, everything a bit grey, two thirds off, can't see the TV at all, half off. Wow.
Furthermore, they have these big vans with spinning roofracks and hand held detectors but they also have this big list of who has a TV licence. There’s 26.5 million homes in the UK and 22.5 million homes with a TV licence and only half a million homes with no TV so if they just went door to door to all those 4 million homes - 7 times out of 8 they’d catch someone! So basically that means that either they have spent a great deal of our money developing technology that they don’t need or they haven’t actually got the technology and are just telling us that to scare us - so they are either lying to us or scaring us and at the tax payers expense.
There are 4 million people without a TV licence and they say they catch 1000 people a day. Now assuming they work 7 days a week 365 days a year that’s still only 365,000 people a year. So you’ve got roughly a one in ten chance of being caught each year. They fine people £1,000 and the TV licence is £135.50 so if you get caught one year out of 10 you’re saving £355. And they don’t even fine you straight away, they usually give you time to go out and get a licence!
Conclusion? The licence fee system is unfair, overpriced, badly enforced, badly managed, outdated and completely unnecessary.
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sahara123

  86 months ago
I disagree with the tv lisence money going to thte BBC how often do you watch anything on the BBC never - well Dr Who but thats not worth that much money.. i dont believe that in todays age of cable and Freeview its justified! back in the day when there was only the BBC and only for a few hours a day with no advertisers but they must get money from product placement anyway and how can they justify the wages they pay the likes of Jonathan Ross! Seriiuosly its a joke..
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lana848

  86 months ago
no its a waste of time. we have to pay for cable or sat so whats the point of it other than them making more money from us
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