Time to End Last Century Television Tax?

In the week the Royal Mail is being sold off the case for taxing people by a television licence fee to support the BBC is looking increasingly unfair. When the BBC was formed last century a radio licence tax made sense as not everyone had a radio, so the tax was imposed only on those who used the service. This was then updated when the radio part was dropped, leaving just the television tax part when televisions were not universal. But in a multi-screen, free choice multi-media 21st century, a tax on everyone to pay for an imposed BBC output is anachronistic.

Eamon McNicholas
Tax Barrister, Accountant

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