Scrap the TV licence.  It results in teenagers and impoverished families being harassed, fined and criminalised.  What's the point?

Enormous resources are wasted in collection, enforcement, punishment.  Yet this is a near-universal tax that could be rolled seamlessly into basic income tax, saving the millions spent on TV licence bureaucracy.

The TV licence is the modern Glass Tax.

Why is this idea important?

Removing the TV licence requirements would totally remove a layer of costly bureaucracy.

Removing the licence would reduce the number of fines and penalties applied to the poorer sections of society.

The TV licence is a regressive and meaningless tax which has few parallels in the modern world.

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