It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
BBC boss Tony Hall is expected to warn the corporation is at "a crossroads" and that the licence fee should be updated. In a speech, the director general is to argue adapting the levy for the internet age is "vital". Mr Hall is set to highlight a recent report by MPs which called for changes to the licence fee to include its catch-up iPlayer service and also suggested an alternative to the current system. The preferred option of the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee was for a universal household levy, regardless of whether people watched television or not.
originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
The fact that the idea is being suggested does not make it "is here".
"Is a possiblility" is the most you can say.
The more sensational version should be held back for use when the levy has been made law.
originally posted by: iskander683
The way this leeching tory government works, they'll speed through any change in legislation that suits them as quickly as possible.
Hall welcomed the MPs’ report, which argued that the license fee needed to reflect changing viewing habits and suggested a universal household levy as one alternative. “We’ve always said that the licence fee should be updated to reflect changing times. I welcome the Committee’s endorsement of our proposal to make people pay the licence fee even if they only watch catch-up television.”
originally posted by: stuthealien
the bbc is tied very deeply into the british goverment they have even been banned from china at one point for spying,but charging for a service that i do not recieve or can block my pc from receiving would be a new low down dirty tactic by the bbc .
is it even legal to charge for something i dont or cannot recieve????????????????????????????????????????????