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I      The majority of ways* you can legally watch TV these days do not require a TV license.    Do read the requirements carefully. I am sure many people are paying "because they have a TV" and don't

The law is the same, the penalties are different. In Scotland it's generally (except for repeat and severe, whatever that means, offences) a set fine of half the fee. In England it can technically go

TV Licensing is owned by the BBC, although they don't make this obvious , possibly because it doesn't fit in with the cuddly image that they are trying to portray.  Capita are contracted to collect th

Don't worry. They get caught out being biased (oh yes they are) the other way too. Have a quick Google into the flow of BBC execs getting jobs from / with the Tories. Dismiss that and take a look at their political editor. Then Robinson's background. You'll be sending them donations on top of your license fee.

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Who else has an email from "TV Licensing" [donotreply@tvlicensing.co.uk]

With subject "Thank you for confirming you don't need a TV Licence"

 

"Important information about your No Licence Needed declaration.  

 

 So you know this email is from TV Licensing, weve included part of your postcode, ZE* ***. For details on how to check this is genuine information, sent by TV Licensing, please refer to Your security at the bottom of this email. 

 

 

This message, its contents and images with it are intended solely for the addressee and are confidential. If you have received this message in error, you may not copy or use the contents or information in any way. Please destroy it and contact TV Licensing at tvlicensing.co.uk/contactus  

To find out more about what your licence covers, what to do if you no longer need a licence and how to claim concessions for those who are 75 or over or blind, please go to our website  

When you give us your email address, we only use it to send essential messages for TV Licensing purposes. For example, if you told us you do not need a licence, we will check if your circumstances have changed. Sending emails rather than letters saves us money that can go towards BBC programmes.  

However, if you no longer want us to contact you by email and would rather we send you letters, you need to let us know.  

If you have sight problems, you can get this information in Braille, large print or audio by calling 0300 790 6076.  

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired, we support the Next Generation Text (NGT) Service. For more information see tvlicensing.co.uk/accessibility 

 

 

You can Buy a big computer monitor with HDMI and DVI you can even Special order SCART converter boxes for them if you so desire.

 

plenty of options that allow you to live in a house with no equipment capable of picking up a television transmission,

Get a Now TV with Netflix or something if you don't want to use a computer blu-ray players can be hooked up directly to these computer monitors too and many offer streaming service software built in.

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The newsreader was quoting from a report from the Office of National Statistics. Several other news agencies used the same wording. Are they all snobby too?

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Don't worry. They get caught out being biased (oh yes they are) the other way too.

 

Indeed. For every accusation of BBC bias toward one side of the political spectrum, you'll find another accusation to the opposite.

 

Furthermore, and more generally, accusations of news bias are made almost exclusively by people who feel reports are biased against their own ideological position.

 

An absolutely neutral position is not possible. The selection of which stories get covered and which don't, and which facts are included in a report with a wordcount or time limit, means that some information and context will be left out. However, of all the news sources I regularly read, the BBC is the nearest to neutral.

 

Commercial news networks have a vested interest in discrediting the BBC as many see the BBC as having an unfair advantage due to license fee financing.

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Commercial news networks have a vested interest in discrediting the BBC as many see the BBC as having an unfair advantage due to license fee financing.

 

Very simple solution Scrap the Mandate, Scramble the TV signal for those without a license and require Iplayer users to login.

 

BBC actually has broadcasted a protected signal in the past and post digital switch over you would be hard pressed to find anyone with even a free view that doesn't support the technology needed.

 

 

A win win for all!

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So the BBC are to spend £38 million on goons to shake down over 75 year olds for a weeks pension money for a TV licence to watch their WOKE propaganda and endless repeats .They should all refuse to pay what are they going to do send granny to jail ?https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/05/bbc-spends-38-million-call-centres-staff-chase-over-75s-licence/

 

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The BBC says they have to raid the bank accounts of some of most vulnerable in our society the over 75 's because the BBC is skint yet they recently annouced they will be splashing out £100 million to ''increase diversity '' .  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8448225/BBC-spend-100m-TV-budget-three-years-increase-diversity.html

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The BBC is really going after the grannies  to get their money . The concept of a TV licence in this day and age is totally out of date where most people dont watch live TV but get all their news and entertainment online . If you dont watch live TV then you dont need a TV licence anyway .  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8598327/BBC-threatens-pensioners-bailiffs-dont-pay-licence-fee.html

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Buying a TV Licence is no different to subscribing to the Communist Party and other left wing organisations.  A complete waste of money imho.

 

Folk should realise that "TV Licencing" is NOT the BBC but, a Private Company that has "won" the contract to collect Licence Fees (and take a cut).   Take it from there...

 

There are legal(?) ways of watching television WITHOUT the need of a Licence.

 

If anyone is really opposed to the idea of needing "permission" to watch television, start writing to your MP and tell him/her that you have had enough of this "extortion". 

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