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TV licence fee could be replaced by broadband levy, says BBC

2 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Corporation responds to government plan to decriminalise non-payment of licence fee The BBC has said the television licence fee could ultimately be replaced by a monthly levy on broadband connections, in response to the UK government's proposals to decriminalise non-payment of the licence fee. The public broadcaster said it strongly supported keeping the current court-enforced television licence fee system in place for the medium-term. But it is willing to consider following other European countries and implement a funding model “linked directly to an existing common household bill” such...
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