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Scrap the BBC licence fee

Submitted on Monday 1st August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Scrap the BBC licence fee

Additional Information

The BBC licence fee (or "TV licence") is a tax on owning a TV which pays for a service the general public has no say over, nor any control or opinion on the shows produced.

The BBC should look at other funding options, such as advertising or a subscription service.

Why should the people of this great nation be forced to pay for a service they neither choose nor have any control over?

I call upon the Government to scrap the BBC licence fee and ask the BBC to look elsewhere for its funding.

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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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