I personally think that the TV licence should be scaled back. I currently pay sky £20 a month and I feel that I get an exponentially larger amount of value from that than I do from the £150 I pay for the BBC. I understand that not all the money goes to the BBC but the vast majority does, I also know that some of it is used for vital information services which we all use.
I know some people are happy with paying that amount but I do not see why others should also have to pay it for something which they do not fell is worth the money. I do use some BBC services but if I had the option of not having them and saving £150 a year I would do that.
A fairer system would be where everyone with a TV pays a minimum amount(e.g. £20 a year) to pay for important services, e.g. public awareness broadcasts etc. as we all use these services; meanwhile, the rest of the people who want to access the rest of the services the TV licence pays for can pay the full amount(e.g. BBC channels, iplayer etc.). Anyone who does not pay the full amount does not get access to this. To enforce this just scramble all the BBC channels once the digital switchover is complete and force all people who want to get it to use a set top box with a card and do the same with all the other services, restrict them to those paying the full tax.
What do you think?