Tv Licence

A Vision of the Dystopian BBC-less Future

David Mooney | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
David Mooney

You sit back in your armchair, pick up the television remote control and click the screen on. After a moment of warming up, the picture displays itself into your house, with the volume slightly too loud from the last time you were watching telly, and you hurriedly press the minus key to try and get the sound to pipe down a bit. It only works after you smack the batteries on the back and jab a little bit of life into them...

Dear Chancellor

Ben Moore | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK Politics
Ben Moore

Dear George, I've had a chance to digest your new budget and it seems clear to me that you are the one politician who is in sympathy with me and my issues. I too have bitter enemies who I wish to undermine and destroy by any means necessary, regardless of the impact on anyone else. So here are my problems, George, maybe you can help me.

BBC Spends HOW Many Millions Sending You TV Licence Fee Letters?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Politics

The BBC has come under fire for spending over £11 million of taxpayers' money a year on printing and sending TV licence letters to households. The...

Forget The BBC TV Licence - What About the Detector Vans?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Blanchard

As an institution, the BBC is not very popular. Over the last decade it has been involved in so many scandals that it's difficult to know where to start. The announcement that the government is looking to decriminalise non-payment of the TV licence fee is not such a big surprise. The government have been talking about it for so long, and it would be such a popular move, that it's very likely to go through.

Nick Clegg Hits Back At Plan To Decriminalise TV Licence Fee Non-Payment

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK

Nick Clegg has warned against any move to reduce the pressure on TV licence- dodgers after Tory ministers signalled interest in decriminalising non-pa...

SHOCKING Number Of Brits Still Have A Black And White TV License

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Tech experts might be heralding the arrival of 4K screens - but more than 11,000 people in the UK still watch TV in black and white, according to new ...

'What Would Britain Look Like Without The BBC?'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK

BBC director-general Lord Hall has warned that threats from senior Tories to cut the corporation's licence fee revenues would force it to cut services...

How Many Were Jailed For Not Paying TV Licence Fines?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

The BBC has come under fire after official figures showed that 107 people had been jailed in just over two years for failing to paying fines for not h...

'Hand Back Your Bus Pass'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Politics

Wealthy pensioners who do not need benefit payments should voluntarily hand back the money to the Government, the Work and Pensions Secretary has said...

Pensioner Benefits Must Be Axed, Insists Cameron Confidant

PA | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Politics

Free bus passes and prescriptions must be axed for better off pensioners, a close ally of David Cameron insists. Tory moderniser Nick Boles also wa...