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Old 25th Aug 2020, 12:13
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UK TV licence

Anyone know what is happening ? I am over 75 and spoke to the license people,
they told me they would eventually ask for payment.
License is long expired, yet no communication from the BBC asking for money.
Is it, perhaps, such a sensitive matter that they are wary of creating more of a reaction?
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 12:23
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You seem to fallen off-radar. Just leave it at that and don't set up the SSR! They soon start pestering with letters if they have an address with no license.
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 12:30
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It says here that you will be contacted in August/September, so they may not have got to you yet. I suspect Covid has also caused a backlog in admin.

TV LICENCE FOR OVER 75s
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 13:06
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Yes, I had a letter telling me I had a free licence which would expire on 31 July but have had nothing since. This thread is the first related communication I've had but it does at least show I'm not the only one!
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Most older folk >75 I know, both relatives and friends have all said to me that the BBC can f*** right off and sing for their money - They aint paying....
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And yet I'm sure they will be happy to keep using the services it pays for.
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 14:09
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The BBC are using Capita to chase over 75s and get them to pay up. Allegedly, they are paying them £38M to do so...
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 14:27
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Capita have been used for a long time. Probably in the news now because the contract was due to expire this year.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/la...licensing.html
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 14:50
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Capita have hired 800 extra staff just to chase those over 75......

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ence-fees.html
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 14:53
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Originally Posted by Martin the Martian View Post
And yet I'm sure they will be happy to keep using the services it pays for.
Such as what? Strangulated Last Night of the Proms.

22 hours of repeats per day.

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Old 25th Aug 2020, 15:33
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Originally Posted by vctenderness View Post
Such as what? Strangulated Last Night of the Proms.

22 hours of repeats per day.

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Plenty of digital content, including iPlayer, and several national radio stations, as well as quite a few local ones as well. And that's just for starters.

The TV Licence doesn't just pay for the telly.
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 16:43
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All of the content can be provided by Commercial folk. BBC's only real add value is its Woke News at 10.00.
The rest can go. Especially anything "local". Far too expensive for little return.
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 16:49
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Originally Posted by Ancient Observer View Post
All of the content can be provided by Commercial folk. BBC's only real add value is its Woke News at 10.00.
The rest can go. Especially anything "local". Far too expensive for little return.
Absolute nonsense, in every respect. Not least, in terms of value. For just over three quid per week per household (not per person) the BBC provides BBC1, BBC 2, BBC 3 (online), BBC 4, BBC News, BBC Parliament, at least seven national radio stations, BBC Wales radio, BBC Scotland radio, BBC radio Cymru, BBC Alba, BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal, dozens of local radio stations, and one of the most popular and trusted news websites in the world. It is quite extraordinarily good value.

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Old 25th Aug 2020, 16:50
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Have you watched commercial TV lately? Not only is the content bloody awful, the ad breaks are getting longer and longer. Its impossible to watch anything that requires any level of thought, which is just as well because ITV and their ilk don't tend to make or show content worth thinking about.

BBC isn't perfect but give it me any day of the week over 'Good Morning' Piers the gob or Corrie.

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Old 25th Aug 2020, 16:59
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The Woke provides all those channels solely to give jobs to the sons/daughters/cousins of its older staff. Why should a pensioner fund all those channels?

No one actually watches them.

One can only watch one channel at a time.
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 17:07
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Maybe it's time the BBC slimmed down a little.
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 17:15
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Originally Posted by Ancient Observer View Post

One can only watch one channel at a time.
Tell that to my teenage daughter. TV on playing some series or other on iplayer, laptop on playing some youtuber, phone on watching F1 practice etc.

​​​​When asked, are you watching that? I get a hard stare and a 'yes, I can multitask you know'. 😁
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 18:32
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This government Has to get rid of the license fee and make the BBC go looking for its supporters to finance its lefty, Wokish approach to life. If not we'll be stuck with an ever-burgeoning left-wing political force, able to display its policies at will. Come on Boris, kick these Ar£soles into touch.
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 19:28
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Originally Posted by TURIN View Post
... the ad breaks are getting longer and longer. Its impossible to watch anything that requires any level of thought, which is just as well because ITV and their ilk don't tend to make or
It's bad enough the ad breaks are so long, but they don't even have enough ads to put in the breaks, and have to fill the gaps with endless trailers for more of their garbage TV shows.
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 19:39
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The BBC is tin-eared unless you are telling them something they want to believe and in their view what they want to believe is true, is true. Odd that such lack of intellectual diversity should come from an organisation which thinks it hold diversity as a moral keystone.
I see nothing wrong with requiring viewers pay for Question Time and Eastenders, or Alice Roberts, just make it a voluntary subscription channel and then the audience can decide.

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