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.”
Plan to replace TV licence fee with household tax
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/