Submitted on Wednesday 3rd August 2011
Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017
Current status: Rejected
Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)
abolish the TV licence
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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