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BBC in jeopardy as TV tax goes critical

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Licence payers are deserting the UK’s television tax in droves as more switch off broadcast television and rely on the internet for their entertainment.

In a seismic shift of the general population, more than 400,000 additional viewers each year are ditching the TV licence. Whilst most are spending more time on internet social media, television programmes available to view on iPlayer and other internet based catch-up websites do not require a TV licence.

Derby-based campaigner David Gale, said,

“The television licence is an anachronism that belongs in another century. In failing to take action now, the government is putting the BBC in jeopardy as it loses more licence revenue with each passing year.”

“The government needs to act now. The current BBC Charter runs until the end of 2016. The government should announce immediately, a requirement for the BBC to stand on its own two feet by 2021 at the latest. That gives the BBC time to put itself on a firm commercial footing. If government wants to preserve aspects of public service broadcasting, fine, but it shouldn’t expect tax payers to pay for it.”

February 2014

-ENDS-

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

David Gale | Interim Chief Executive | Kids for Cash UK | w:http://www.KidsForCashUK.org

Kids for Cash UK – protecting vulnerable children by exposing paedophiles and investigating criminal corruption in the family justice and social care systems

David Gale’s Facebook page is available via: https://www.facebook.com/DavidGaleCampaignNews

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