What's the point of it?!

Everyone knows that the money from the licence isn't ringfenced just for the BBC, just like National Insurance doesn't exactly do what it says on the tin.

I don't know how much is spent administering it, enforcing it etc but its just a waste of time these days. Fund the BBC centrally and raise the cash for it from existing taxation.

Why is this idea important?

We should always be looking at removing wasteful processes and the TV licence ticks all those boxes.

OK people may say that they don't have a TV, never listen to BBC radio, nor use the BBC's websites – but then those people are in a tiny minority compared to those who don't have children (so never claim Child benefits) or those who pay for private health insurance or private schools.

Last time I checked TV's weren't controlled substances and if the government was serious then you would have to produce your TV licence at Currys when buying one similar to all the paperwork you need to get your road tax.

 

So I see it as a quick win to save millions of pounds and remove unnecessary bureaucracy.

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