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Will new TV licence fee be linked to the value of your house?

Back in May I posted

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Today we have:

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale suggested the levy could be paid on the same bill as council tax as part of a major reform of the way the public funds the BBC.

‘There are a number of different options – the simplest is instead of your having to pay it separately through the TV licensing authority, you could pay it as same time as another bill like the council tax bill, which would make it easier and would also address part of the concern about evasion.

‘That is a possibility but we have not reached any decision about these things. The suggestion that the method of collection is linked to the issue of whether or not we decide to decriminalise, I would not dispute.’

He said a household levy scheme, linked to council tax, could also be more progressive.


Lou Collins