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abolish the TV licence

Submitted on Wednesday 3rd August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

abolish the TV licence

Additional Information

Completely remove the TV licence fee, and increase council tax, using this money to fund the BBC to the existing levels.

This will produce a saving to the taxpayer of all the costs to adminster and enforce TV licences (staff costs, office space costs, IT costs, etc), as well savings in the justice system as well. This change will remove the possibility for TV licence evasion, and also make the fee fairer and more progressive, rather than the current flat rate.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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