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I don't see why there has to be a licence fee at all.   They should get their funding the same as all the other broadcasting companies, by advertising. It wont alter their view point as they are totally biased any way.   The B.B.C have cut programming to the bone, pay certain so called stars exhorbitant amounts of money and each evening is full of repeats that most of the time are not worth watching.  I have signed the petition and yes I am 75 next month,  but I can afford to pay the licence and did not sign the petition so that I get a free licence, this should be for the  elderly who cannot afford it as their TV is their life line.   I myself have not had it easy and have had to do all kinds of second or third jobs to make ends meet and bring up my two kids,  the only axe I have to grind is in favour of the vulnerable and needy getting a free licence.  

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That last post and several more on this thread show how ignorant the general public is over the way in which the BBC is governed and restrictions they are forced to work under.
The Beeb are responsible for some of the best content that has been made for not only the UK but for the World and much of it still makes up the bulk  of the content on many of the
newer channels out there. Just scroll through your several hundred channels this evening and see how much of it is recycled Beeb content.

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Another welcome and sensible post! Well said Dave!

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Thanks Dave.

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Could not agree more Dave. People do need to get a better understanding of how the system works and attribute blame in the right direction.

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A little reminder your TV Licence pays for
7 TV channels,
11 national radio channels,
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40 local radio stations.

Thats a lot for the amount we pay and certainly more value than paying sky..

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All that said previously above recently does not detract from the subject which is that over 75s should have their licence free.    

I will keep banging on and will never give up.

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Well said Highlander, I totally agree with your view point and sentiments.  I will also keep banging on about it.  I also know what the B.B.C. do around the world and what they produce, and all the programs that we see on Sky etc are sold to them surely, and not freely given  so they must have a very good income  from that source, and I do not blame them for doing so.  My argument is that they are reneging  on an agreement they made with the Government. IE.  provide free TV licences for the over 75's in exchange for being able to increase the licence fee when required. They are now being dishonest by scrapping the licence for over 75's and should be taken to task over it

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Thank you Warrior,    you raise a good point there and I will raise that with the Age Concern Team.  



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Hi Warror/Hylander

As I understand it, I may be wrong, the process is that the BBC commission a private production company and pay them very well to make it, the BBC then show it.

Then, importantly, the privately owned production companies sell the programs they were commissioned to make by the BBC but the BBC do not own the rights to. Profits go to the privately own Production companies and the BBC gets nothing back having spent our license fees commissioning the program.

A creative way to privatise a public institution, I clinically wonder who has a stake in the private production companies?

Keep up the fight. ‘Old People’s lives matter’   Playful

John.

Kind regards, John(Captain
Joshie), Jo & Toby.

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