Mid Ulster PPC Day opposes levy to replace licence fee

ALAN DAY - MID ULSTER
ALAN DAY – MID ULSTER

UKIP Mid Ulster Parliamentary Candidate Alan Day has come out against a proposed household levy to replace the TV licence fee.

Commenting, Mr Day said:

“We should be looking to abolish the TV licence all together rather than introducing yet another tax on struggling householders.

With multiple TV platforms, catch up players, freeview, satellite, cable & internet streaming, the days of the BBC having a monopoly on our viewing habits are numbered.

Instead, the BBC and a recent select committee report are now proposing to charge people even if they don’t own a TV. Instead they want to introduce a household levy to replace the licence fee.

There is absolutely no reason in this day and age why the BBC cannot adapt their service and make a transition to an advertising model of funding, or to a subscription service whereby it would be funded by those that truly want it.”

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Further info:

Plan to replace TV licence fee with household tax
http://m.scotsman.com/what-s-on/tv-radio/plan-to-replace-tv-licence-fee-with-household-tax-1-3706421

Axe the TV Tax | Making the positive case for the abolition of the television licence fee / http://www.axethetvtax.net/

Axe the TV Tax | The Freedom Association / http://www.tfa.net/campaigns/axe-the-tv-tax/

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