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    (Original post by Metrobeans)
    I personally wouldn't. If it was a tax which also paid for other social projects I might consider it, but as it is, I think a flat tax is acceptable.
    By giving worse off families a reduction in any tax it does form social projects, in a way. It gives them the choice on how to spend the money which could be spent on better food, better entertainment (yes, this is necessary, scientifically!), etc.
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    (Original post by paperclip)
    By giving worse off families a reduction in any tax it does form social projects, in a way. It gives them the choice on how to spend the money which could be spent on better food, better entertainment (yes, this is necessary, scientifically!), etc.
    I see purchasing a licence to watch television as no different to paying for any other good or service. It's a specific fee designed to pay for a specific purpose. If people cannot afford the fees, they do without.
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    (Original post by Metrobeans)
    I see purchasing a licence to watch television as no different to paying for any other good or service. It's a specific fee designed to pay for a specific purpose. If people cannot afford the fees, they do without.
    But what if people (i'm assuming the rich have more then one tv here) have multiple TVs? Paying the same as me and stealing more radiowaves :mad:
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    (Original post by paperclip)
    But what if people (i'm assuming the rich have more then one tv here) have multiple TVs? Paying the same as me and stealing more radiowaves
    Outrageous! Those rich *******s!
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    (Original post by paperclip)
    Just saw the tv licensing bill and thought of an old socialist party bill.

    Would labour support making the TV licence a progressive, rather then flat tax?
    I wouldn't like to see the TV Licence abolished, I'd like to see the price lowered considerably and the method of collecting the fee less threatening.

    My gran got 3 letters since september that slowly became more threatening and regardless of having a letter sent back telling them she had no TV, they still sent the 2nd and 3rd. The final one nearly gave her a heart attack when she was being told her house was under investigation.

    My other gran refuses to pay it and has done for 27 years. She has her TV upstairs and everything :rolleyes:.
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    I got a "under investigation" letter at my halls the other week. I smiled and threw it in the bin.
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    (Original post by Metrobeans)
    I got a "under investigation" letter at my halls the other week. I smiled and threw it in the bin.
    Snap, the university apparently allow them access (supervised) to our rooms. I'm shocked and offended (but have no TV).
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    (Original post by Cardozo)
    I wouldn't like to see the TV Licence abolished, I'd like to see the price lowered considerably and the method of collecting the fee less threatening.
    How would you lower the price?

    Do you think it should be a progressive tax to recognise that some households have less disposable income?

    My gran got 3 letters since september that slowly became more threatening and regardless of having a letter sent back telling them she had no TV, they still sent the 2nd and 3rd. The final one nearly gave her a heart attack when she was being told her house was under investigation.
    I know, they're soo harsh about it :sad:

    My other gran refuses to pay it and has done for 27 years. She has her TV upstairs and everything :rolleyes:.
    This i disapprove of. It's basically stealing.

    (Original post by Cardozo)
    Snap, the university apparently allow them access (supervised) to our rooms. I'm shocked and offended (but have no TV).
    Read your T&Cs, my university had to notify us 2 days in advance unless it was an emergency.
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    (Original post by paperclip)
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    I've changed my mind. I think there is reason to make the TV license a progressive tax. I'm not saying that this should be done, but I see why it can be justified.
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    (Original post by Cardozo)
    I wouldn't like to see the TV Licence abolished, I'd like to see the price lowered considerably and the method of collecting the fee less threatening.

    My gran got 3 letters since september that slowly became more threatening and regardless of having a letter sent back telling them she had no TV, they still sent the 2nd and 3rd. The final one nearly gave her a heart attack when she was being told her house was under investigation.

    My other gran refuses to pay it and has done for 27 years. She has her TV upstairs and everything :rolleyes:.
    None of those letters mean anything tbh. They are mass produced spam basically. Inspectors cant go in your home without your permission, and the need to see a tv to prosecute. So long as one isnt visible in a window, she is fine. They only have 6 of those "detector" vans too.
    A big no to progressive tv licences. Tv is a luxury that people can do without.
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    (Original post by Metrobeans)
    I got a "under investigation" letter at my halls the other week. I smiled and threw it in the bin.
    :ditto:

    I don't propose to pay it until I think that it's good value for money. Or more specifically, I shan't get a TV as opposed to using iPlayer after transmission etc. until I think that it is worthwhile paying a TV license. This may never happen.
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    (Original post by ukebert)
    :ditto:

    I don't propose to pay it until I think that it's good value for money. Or more specifically, I shan't get a TV as opposed to using iPlayer after transmission etc. until I think that it is worthwhile paying a TV license. This may never happen.
    The iplayer in my view simply makes the TV licence pointless for many (especially the younger generation going to university).
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    (Original post by Cardozo)
    The iplayer in my view simply makes the TV licence pointless for many (especially the younger generation going to university).
    Yeah, this. I don't even own a TV and I see most of the half decent stuff that's around.
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    (Original post by Thunder and Jazz)
    Yeah, this. I don't even own a TV and I see most of the half decent stuff that's around.
    Snap. iPlayer, ITV PLayer and 4OD it's all there for the taking.
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    (Original post by Cardozo)
    Snap. iPlayer, ITV PLayer and 4OD it's all there for the taking.
    iPlayer is good, but can sometimes be dodgy in terms of buffering.

    ITV player and 4OD are shockingly slow!
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    I didn't even know ITV had its own version, that is the extent to which I think ITV is a pile of ****. Fox is actually better in my view because it has Family Guy. 4OD doesn't interest me that much, though it should.
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    (Original post by Thunder and Jazz)
    I didn't even know ITV had its own version, that is the extent to which I think ITV is a pile of ****. Fox is actually better in my view because it has Family Guy. 4OD doesn't interest me that much, though it should.
    Five has one too, C5 http://demand.five.tv/Home.aspx

    Dunno why :rolleyes:
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    I haven't watched C5 since before charmed stopped showing.
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    (Original post by Thunder and Jazz)
    I haven't watched C5 since before charmed stopped showing.
    CSI and Nature Shock are the only things I watch on it. I tried to get into FlashForward but it seemed rather dire to be honest.
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    (Original post by Thunder and Jazz)
    I didn't even know ITV had its own version, that is the extent to which I think ITV is a pile of ****. Fox is actually better in my view because it has Family Guy. 4OD doesn't interest me that much, though it should.
    BBC 3 has Family Guy every night. Also, lots isn't shown on iPlayer.

    (Original post by Thunder and Jazz)
    I haven't watched C5 since before charmed stopped showing.
    5US has House though, even if series old
 
 
 
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