[access-uk] Re: BBC-Licence changes?

  • From: Jonathan H <digitaltoast@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 15:03:51 +0100

Given that there's nothing about this at all anywhere else on forums,
newsgroups, twitter, Facebook or indeed any news outlet, mainstream or
independent, I'd say your "word of mouth" source is is a position to
break quite a news story.

Any idea what your source's source is?

On 4 September 2014 14:55, Shaun O'Connor <capricorn8159@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Folks
> Just to give everyone a heads up.( be advised the following is by word of
> mouth at present)
> According to rumours currently in circulation the BBC are in the process of
> abandoning the concessionary TV licence for blind and visually impaired
> people and in addition are abandoning the free licence scheme for people
> over the age of 75( or is it 73?)
> Why are they doing this? my guess is as good as yours right now but one
> possibility is that most people have an internet enabled device of one sort
> of other whether it be a computer or mobile phone.
> ALL these devices , under current legislation, require the owner to have a
> valid TV licence as part of the ownership package.
> The BBC have reasoned that, if you can afford   one of these devices you can
> afford a full licence., they omit conveniently that the changes in
> technology are the primary cause of people migrating to these devices and in
> many respects have little or no choice.
> IF there is truth in this then this measure should be opposed vigorously, .
> especially taking into account the cost of living and incomes either staying
> static over the foreseeable future or even declining.
> Shaun
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