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    If you have a view on decriminalising non payment of the tv licence the public consultation recently announced can be found here : https://www.gov.uk/government/consul...icence-evasion

    How to respond is described in Section 9. There are only a handful of simple questions to answer and spaces provided to enlarge on your views. The consultation ends on 1st April 2020 and is completely anonymous.

    As I understand it a licence is required to watch anything being transmitted over air as it happens or anything on BBC iPlayer.

    You do not require a tv licence to watch ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, UKTV Player and other free catch up services nor all internet subscription services such as Netflix, Prime, Apple TV etc.. Neither is one required to listen to BBC radio programmes.

    #2
    There’s going to be different opinions on this one. I am completely against paying Lineker et al millions to present a football or dancing programme. I’m also completely against the licence fee and to be honest, I don’t watch anything on the BBC as It’s become so PC and is governed by seriously overpaid execs. It’s about time it became commercialised.

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      #3
      Even as a solo householder, I have no objection to the TV licence. Better than these mindless adverts.

      Annie

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        #4
        Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
        Even as a solo householder, I have no objection to the TV licence. Better than these mindless adverts.

        Annie
        I fast forward them Annie. I tend to record everything nowadays to avoid them.

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          #5
          Originally posted by mike, lanarkshire View Post

          I fast forward them Annie. I tend to record everything nowadays to avoid them.
          I think everyone does but I still would not want to see adverts on BBC.

          Annie

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            #6
            Originally posted by JohnR, Chippenham View Post
            If you have a view on decriminalising non payment of the tv licence the public consultation recently announced can be found here : https://www.gov.uk/government/consul...icence-evasion

            How to respond is described in Section 9. There are only a handful of simple questions to answer and spaces provided to enlarge on your views. The consultation ends on 1st April 2020 and is completely anonymous.

            As I understand it a licence is required to watch anything being transmitted over air as it happens or anything on BBC iPlayer.

            You do not require a tv licence to watch ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, UKTV Player and other free catch up services nor all internet subscription services such as Netflix, Prime, Apple TV etc.. Neither is one required to listen to BBC radio programmes.
            Not just over air.

            TV licencing also include live streaming in their descriptions of what requires a licence but don't go into detail on what does and does not count

            Will be buried in the acts (some of that main act has amendments yet to be incororated)
            http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2003/21/contents

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              #7
              Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
              Even as a solo householder, I have no objection to the TV licence. Better than these mindless adverts.

              Annie
              Agree 100%.

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                #8
                The vast majority of my TV viewing is via the main commercial channels by day, and Freeview by night, so the more I think about it, the less the BBC figures in my viewing pattern.

                As been said, I also object to my money being spent on people with miniscule talent fronting programmes that do not justify a waste of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

                Even the much revered BBC News has been superseded by the likes of Channel 4 and ITN, so it would be of no loss to me if it went to the wall if the new generation TV/Radio/listeners/viewers don’t cough up to licence fees…………..Wilba
                Wilba

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                  #9
                  I watch BBC on iplayer catch up and would seriously miss it. Some of the best historical and factual programmes are on the BBC as well as excellent dramas. I wouldn't miss the news and definitely wouldn't miss, as I never watch, the overpaid Linekers of this world. Trouble is, if there was no license fee, how would it all be paid for.

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                    #10
                    I am another forum member who would not wish to see adverts on BBC. I watch many of the excellent factual and historical programmes live on BBC. With all the other channels, except for BT Sport, I record the programmes and watch on iPlayer. I regularly watch lots of football and most other sports.

                    I have no no objection to paying for the TV licence. I think it is fair that anyone over 75 who is in receipt of Pension Credit should not have to pay for a licence.

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                      #11
                      In our home my wife has the TV on from morning to night, whether she is watching it or not.
                      She controls the remote and for the overwhelming majority of time, she watches commercial or streaming media. BBC featuring very little in her viewing habits, other than the occasional drama.

                      In January I received my new over 75 (free until June) TV licence. It states households where there is no one aged 75 or older that receives Pension Credit will have to pay for their TV Licence. It also gives an address and Tel No to contact if you no longer need a licence, they may confirm this with a visit.

                      I will leave the choice of whether to renew to my wife, as for me mostly the TV is just a box with a noise stuck in the corner whichever channel is on.

                      Instead I have decided to replace my old iPad with a new iPad Air, as this occupies most of my viewing habits (not TV) via a decent set of headphones,😉😎


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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Mrs M View Post
                        I watch BBC on iplayer catch up and would seriously miss it. Some of the best historical and factual programmes are on the BBC as well as excellent dramas. I wouldn't miss the news and definitely wouldn't miss, as I never watch, the overpaid Linekers of this world. Trouble is, if there was no license fee, how would it all be paid for.
                        By subscription?

                        Watch Netflix, pay Netflix. Don't watch Netflix, don't pay Netflix. Watch the BBC, pay the BBC. Don't watch the BBC, don't pay the BBC.

                        Sounds fair?

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by JohnR, Chippenham View Post
                          By subscription?

                          Watch Netflix, pay Netflix. Don't watch Netflix, don't pay Netflix. Watch the BBC, pay the BBC. Don't watch the BBC, don't pay the BBC.

                          Sounds fair?
                          I'd be happy to pay a subscription, although I'd like to be selective...i.e. no football !

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by JohnR, Chippenham View Post
                            By subscription?

                            Watch Netflix, pay Netflix. Don't watch Netflix, don't pay Netflix. Watch the BBC, pay the BBC. Don't watch the BBC, don't pay the BBC.

                            Sounds fair?
                            Perfect summary, we dont have to pay an annual fee to use Tesco, especially when we shop at Waitrose

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by JohnR, Chippenham View Post
                              By subscription?

                              Watch Netflix, pay Netflix. Don't watch Netflix, don't pay Netflix. Watch the BBC, pay the BBC. Don't watch the BBC, don't pay the BBC.

                              Sounds fair?
                              Hi John
                              Netflix is a failing company,million in debt,,,The Tory's have told CH4 it's licence renewal is under threat.
                              The BBC will go without funding,,,what do you end up with,no choice,Sky or Virgin,choice if like me you pay £100 pm for the privilege.
                              Why do you think Murdock is so anti BBC.

                              Its a costly choice John.
                              Be careful what you wish for.
                              JC
                              C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
                              "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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