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    Petition(Abolish the tv licence)

    This is a petition to abolish the tv licence, it shouldn't be a legal requirement.

    I believe the TV licence should be abolished, removed and not a legal requirement. It should be included through your provider for free. Tv is expensive enough without the added extra worry of £130+ A year.

    Government responds to all petitions that get more than 10,000 signatures

    At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament

    petition.parliament.uk/pet…931

    241 Comments

    Signed. I never watch the BBC and hate the fact I have to buy this each year.

    Tbh I think parliament get the message. There are loads of petitions to scrap the tv licence and it has been discussed many times.

    Signed for what it's worth.

    I too would like to see it go, its well out of date with all the different TV packages around but when you think its only about £13 month the BBC does make some excellent stuff (but also waste a lot on crap like Eastenders).
    How much do average Sky / Virgin users pay per year?
    Anyway, good luck, with mine and yours only 9,998 to go.
    Oooops 9, 995.
    Edited by: "philhib1964" 8th Feb

    Signed in a flash! Don't watch the rubbish on the BBC, so I wouldn't mind it going for good, just my opinion

    It won't happen the Tories hate the BBC and they know people hate the licence

    philhib1964

    I too would like to see it go, its well out of date with all the … I too would like to see it go, its well out of date with all the different TV packages around but when you think its only about £13 month the BBC does make some excellent stuff (but also waste a lot on crap like Eastenders).How much do average Sky / Virgin users pay per year?Anyway, good luck, with mine and yours only 9,998 to go.Oooops 9, 995.


    But sky/virgin users pay for what they want to watch and are also forced to pay for the TV licence.

    thewongwing101

    It won't happen the Tories hate the BBC and they know people hate the … It won't happen the Tories hate the BBC and they know people hate the licence


    So why wouldn't it happen?

    Can't we just leave it as it it - if people want to pay they can, others don't, but can still enjoy the benefits...

    stuarthanley

    So why wouldn't it happen?


    If you hadn't noticed Stu they are in 'charge'

    thewongwing101

    If you hadn't noticed Stu they are in 'charge'


    The Tories hate the BBC. The people hate the licence.

    Why wouldn't the Tories abolish the licence?

    Anybody else not receiving the email with the link to click on? It driving me mad, tried doing 4 times now.. not received one email

    stuarthanley

    The Tories hate the BBC. The people hate the licence. Why wouldn't the … The Tories hate the BBC. The people hate the licence. Why wouldn't the Tories abolish the licence?


    Because they want the 'people' to hate the BBC more
    http://booksbycarolinemiller.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/tumblr_m4hgqe6bZr1qbdwbm.gif

    Banned

    LeahMinttoutou

    Anybody else not receiving the email with the link to click on? It … Anybody else not receiving the email with the link to click on? It driving me mad, tried doing 4 times now.. not received one email



    Sometimes that happens when there is already an existing petition on the same subject.

    It means this petition will probably be deleted.

    YouDontWantToKnow

    Sometimes that happens when there is already an existing petition on the … Sometimes that happens when there is already an existing petition on the same subject. It means this petition will probably be deleted.


    Oh ok thanks..
    Ooo just received it now
    Edited by: "LeahsMintytoutou" 8th Feb

    How else would they be able to take more staff to the next Olympics than GB competitors?
    Edited by: "Gollywood" 8th Feb

    Think I'm going to start a petition to stop all petitions.

    A standard colour TV Licence costs £145.50 – the equivalent of £12.13 per month or just under 40p per day.

    The fee you pay provides a wide range of TV, radio and online content, as well as developing new ways to deliver it to you. In addition to funding BBC programmes and services, a proportion of the licence fee contributes to the costs of rolling out broadband to the UK population and funding Welsh Language TV channel S4C and local TV channels. This was agreed with the government as part of the 2010 licence fee settlement.

    The licence fee allows the BBC's UK services to remain free of advertisements and independent of shareholder and political interest.

    We aim to collect the fee efficiently and fairly in order to deliver value for money for licence fee payers. In 1991 collection costs came to 6.2% of the total fee collected. By 2013/14 we had reduced this to 2.7%, allowing more money to go towards new content and services. Find out how the BBC spends the licence fee.

    The Government has frozen the licence fee at its 2010 level of £145.50 until 31 March 2017, three months after the current BBC Charter period ends.

    In addition to funding BBC programmes and services, a proportion of the licence feecontributes to the costs of rolling out broadband to the UK population and funding Welsh Language TV channel S4C and local TV channels. This was agreed with the government as part of the 2010 licence fee settlement.

    Can't see it making much difference if any, but have signed it anyhow.
    I do think it's unfair in these days when most people have pay to view tv packages like sky, now tv, bt tv or virgin etc, even those who have free view have to put up with advertising.
    It makes more sense to make the BBC advertise, at least they would have to earn their revenue.

    I have never purchased a TV licence, it is no better than window tax, if more people grew a pair and just stopped buying a licence it would soon collapse. If the BBC think they are such good value for money why don't they change it to a subscription service?

    Maverick77

    A standard colour TV Licence costs £145.50 – the equivalent of £12.13 per … A standard colour TV Licence costs £145.50 – the equivalent of £12.13 per month or just under 40p per day.The fee you pay provides a wide range of TV, radio and online content, as well as developing new ways to deliver it to you. In addition to funding BBC programmes and services, a proportion of the licence fee contributes to the costs of rolling out broadband to the UK population and funding Welsh Language TV channel S4C and local TV channels. This was agreed with the government as part of the 2010 licence fee settlement.The licence fee allows the BBC's UK services to remain free of advertisements and independent of shareholder and political interest.We aim to collect the fee efficiently and fairly in order to deliver value for money for licence fee payers. In 1991 collection costs came to 6.2% of the total fee collected. By 2013/14 we had reduced this to 2.7%, allowing more money to go towards new content and services. Find out how the BBC spends the licence fee.The Government has frozen the licence fee at its 2010 level of £145.50 until 31 March 2017, three months after the current BBC Charter period ends.



    "Just under 40p per day " you say ?
    Would rather my 40p a day went to some homeless ex squaddie or someone who has fell on hard times rather than fat cat lunches or free world service for the likes of Somalia

    Signed.

    I think we need to consider that the license fee we pay most importantly isn't just for TV, but for the radio ( I for one listen to radio 1 and 2 and have been known to listen to some of the radio plays the BBC produce). I hear alot of you moaning about the government hating the BBC, well consider the fact that the BBC is because we pay for it free from political affiliation! Would you want them privatised and be forced to listen to a one sided argument for whatever political party the owner happens to support? But most importantly and I think that alot of you here will agree with me...no BBC means no Dr Who!

    To be fair I'd rather it was free too and subsidised by selling advertising, maybe then the BBC would have something worth watching

    POWYSWALES

    Signed.



    ​Take it you don't enjoy having your own language on a TV channel with S4C then as the BBC partly fund it.

    Dont mind paying the licence fee , the BBC output across all formats is worth it.
    If when it does go i would like to just pay for the channels i watch and not a full package that i only watch 25% of the channels on Virgin.

    Eg the god channel can **** off

    Also **** adverts
    Edited by: "darksideby182" 8th Feb

    Maverick77

    I think we need to consider that the license fee we pay most importantly … I think we need to consider that the license fee we pay most importantly isn't just for TV, but for the radio ( I for one listen to radio 1 and 2 and have been known to listen to some of the radio plays the BBC produce). I hear alot of you moaning about the government hating the BBC, well consider the fact that the BBC is because we pay for it free from political affiliation! Would you want them privatised and be forced to listen to a one sided argument for whatever political party the owner happens to support? But most importantly and I think that alot of you here will agree with me...no BBC means no Dr Who!


    Hahahahahaha LOLOLOLOl. Hahahaha.

    Jokes aside, I pity many of you. You actually believe the BBC isn't a British propagandist hate machine funded by the Government. Oh dear.

    Maverick77

    I think we need to consider that the license fee we pay most importantly … I think we need to consider that the license fee we pay most importantly isn't just for TV, but for the radio ( I for one listen to radio 1 and 2 and have been known to listen to some of the radio plays the BBC produce). I hear alot of you moaning about the government hating the BBC, well consider the fact that the BBC is because we pay for it free from political affiliation! Would you want them privatised and be forced to listen to a one sided argument for whatever political party the owner happens to support? But most importantly and I think that alot of you here will agree with me...no BBC means no Dr Who!


    I don't listen to the BBC radio or watch dr who!! I would rather have my 40p a day!!

    Maverick77

    no BBC means no Dr Who!


    I don't agree, it would just be Dr who with an advert break in the middle.

    Maverick77

    I think we need to consider that the license fee we pay most importantly … I think we need to consider that the license fee we pay most importantly isn't just for TV, but for the radio ( I for one listen to radio 1 and 2 and have been known to listen to some of the radio plays the BBC produce). I hear alot of you moaning about the government hating the BBC, well consider the fact that the BBC is because we pay for it free from political affiliation! Would you want them privatised and be forced to listen to a one sided argument for whatever political party the owner happens to support? But most importantly and I think that alot of you here will agree with me...no BBC means no Dr Who!


    Also it funds libraries and stuff in schools.
    Edited by: "darksideby182" 8th Feb

    The piece below was printed in the DM several years ago, I copied and saved it.

    Five years ago, in spite of owning two TV sets, my wife and I decided not to watch TV, as we were not prepared to suffer the drivel being sceened or support the grotesque wages paid to some so called 'stars'.
    As a result, we were inundated with threatening letters from the TV Licensing Authority, who informed us that we would be dragged through the courts and my name would be plastered over the local newspaper.
    After a while I became bored with all these idle threats and wrote to the Licensing Authority and informed them that I was fully aware of the law regarding TV sets and that I could quite lawfully stack hundreds of TV sets from floor to ceiling in every room in my house as long as I didn't use them any of them to watch TV.
    I went on to inform them that it was a serious offence to run a brothel at the offices of the TV Licensing Authority and that I intended to report the authority to the police. I added that of course I didn't have a shred of evidence that they were running a brothel at their premises - any more than they had evidence that I was watching TV without a licence.
    Furthermore, I warned them that unless I received a written apology, I would pursue the matter in the County Court, where I would be seeking substantial damages for their repeated scurrilous remarks.
    I received a written apology and £20 by way of compensation. Perhaps if everybody in receipt of these moronic letters from the TV Licensing Authority were to reply in similar fashion, these threatening letters would stop.

    Will def sign as the TVs licence system is outdated and I strongly believe the BBC should either sell their packages or advertise to generate revenue. I think most will agree too.

    Banned

    barriey

    I don't agree, it would just be Dr who with an advert break in the middle.



    Nope

    Amazon will buy it & you will need £80 to pay for it or Sky might buy it costing you £240 per year minimum.

    stuarthanley

    Lol "free from political affiliation" Funnier than a BBC sitcom.



    ​Coming from an obvious hater of the BBC with previous posts such as "Good News - the BBC suffers another blow" when they lost the bake off.

    YouDontWantToKnow

    NopeAmazon will buy it & you will need £80 to pay for it or Sky might buy … NopeAmazon will buy it & you will need £80 to pay for it or Sky might buy it costing you £240 per year minimum.



    But at least it would be your choice!

    I agree with this. What we get for our license fee is great value for money in my opinion but only because everyone pays it. If privatised as a subscription service the price hike would be phenomenal. How many people can honestly say they haven't watched, listed too or been somehow entertained by something produced by the BBC in one way or another in the last week?

    Fantastic British institution that we should all be proud of. A fantastic driver of British culture both at home and around the world.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Fantastic British institution that we should all be proud of. A fantastic … Fantastic British institution that we should all be proud of. A fantastic driver of British culture both at home and around the world.



    "Now then now then" - Jimmy Saville

    This man was protected by the BBC at the very highest levels, they lied and covered for him, sought to smear his victim's reputations and sought to hide his activities FOR DECADES!

    I agree. An outdated and unjustified form of tax.

    Besides, for the sake of a few adverts I get the opportunity to make a cuppa.

    An unneeded and costly expense that we can spend ourselves on greater priorities.
    Edited by: "coathanger" 8th Feb
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