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Sep 1, 2012 10:51 AM CST Your Joking Surely.
Martia
MartiaMartiabenalla, Victoria Australia173 Threads 1 Polls 4,241 Posts
Hi' just saw TV License mentioned confusedsurely you dont still have to pay that ridiculous tax doh
It was 5 pound when we emigrated in the seventies I believe' never paid it anyway as then the van with the dish on top was just to scare people into paying up as it was all show nothing more.

If so' how much is it now.....
wow
Sep 1, 2012 11:06 AM CST Your Joking Surely.
jac379
jac379jac379pontyclun, South Glamorgan, Wales UK33 Threads 4 Polls 21,234 Posts
I don't know for sure as I don't have a TV. Something like 150 pounds, I think.

I have constant threatening letters, like once a month about not having a TV license. You're supposed to contact them to say you don't require their services, but the letters come all the same. I refuse to run up my phone bill ringing them every month because the letters come all the same. If an inspector catches me in, I invite him into my living room which contains a 1940's walnut veneered radiogram and a number of pre-war cast iron sewing machines in various states of disrepair. I just stand there and look at him blankly. That'll stop the letters for about a year.

Recently they had an inspection campaign, but didn't catch me in. I have no ariel on the roof and they will never have detected a signal from my house in all the 10 years I've lived here, but they still send their letters, still have their inspection campaigns.

If you want to know what the TV license funds...see above. rolling on the floor laughing
Sep 1, 2012 4:26 PM CST Your Joking Surely.
leisure07
leisure07leisure07birmingham, West Midlands, England UK36 Threads 1 Polls 9,482 Posts
its £145 .00 includes eastenders .coronation street .emmerdale, holby city ,casulty and all the other soaps very mad
Sep 1, 2012 8:23 PM CST Your Joking Surely.
Newlife08
Newlife08Newlife08On the coast, Queensland Australia204 Threads 3,596 Posts
leisure07: its £145 .00 includes eastenders .coronation street .emmerdale, holby city ,casulty and all the other soaps


What a blatant rip off!

Then if you have PayTV on top of that?? frustrated frustrated
Sep 2, 2012 12:26 AM CST Your Joking Surely.
Martia
MartiaMartiabenalla, Victoria Australia173 Threads 1 Polls 4,241 Posts
It looks like the Gov cant tell if you have a TV or not just a bluff and blatant rip off...
It would be interesting to see what the Gov would do if everyone refused to pay I mean think about it' all that money for an electrical appliance in theory they could tax all of you for a Computer ect..... grin
Sep 2, 2012 7:32 AM CST Your Joking Surely.
jac379
jac379jac379pontyclun, South Glamorgan, Wales UK33 Threads 4 Polls 21,234 Posts
leisure07: its £145 .00 includes eastenders .coronation street .emmerdale, holby city ,casulty and all the other soaps

Aren't Corry and Emerdale ITV?
Martia: It looks like the Gov cant tell if you have a TV or not just a bluff and blatant rip off...
It would be interesting to see what the Gov would do if everyone refused to pay I mean think about it' all that money for an electrical appliance in theory they could tax all of you for a Computer ect.....

In theory I believe, if you watch certain things via your computer, you're still liable for the license.

I thought the idea of the license was that the BBC remains independent of outside organisations and therefore can televise material uninfluenced by private companies who would otherwise advertise with them.

I think the difference might be, you can watch what you like via your computer without having a license as long as you don't watch current BBC productions, but with a TV, even if you don't watch the BBC channels, you still have to have a license...just in case you do.
Sep 2, 2012 11:56 AM CST Your Joking Surely.
Godsgift
GodsgiftGodsgiftEnnis, Clare Ireland326 Threads 16 Polls 15,017 Posts
At least for the BBC you're getting a fair bit of quality broadcasting and no ad breaks. Here in Ireland, we have both advertising and Licence Fee and of course all the cushy jobs for the boys to pay for. Half the satellite channel output is ex BBC too.
Sep 3, 2012 9:47 AM CST Your Joking Surely.
Martia
MartiaMartiabenalla, Victoria Australia173 Threads 1 Polls 4,241 Posts
Godsgift: At least for the BBC you're getting a fair bit of quality broadcasting and no ad breaks. Here in Ireland, we have both advertising and Licence Fee and of course all the cushy jobs for the boys to pay for. Half the satellite channel output is ex BBC too.


We get the ABC for nothing here ad free... plus the free to air stations,got satellite pay TV as well' that costs all up about 64 English pounds a month with packages.sigh
Sep 4, 2012 12:27 PM CST Your Joking Surely.
justlooking37
justlooking37justlooking37Thanet, Kent, England UK3 Threads 121 Posts
I like the cheek of the CS robot chipping in with the advert to pay your licence on this thread - Seems Big Brother IS watching you/us after all and we are NOT being paranoid dunno
BUT - I am NOT paying mine tongue devil
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