Could a levy on broadband bills replace the TV licence fee?

With BBC funding once again in the crosshairs of the UK Government, could a levy on household broadband bills be the answer to keeping the lights on at the world’s largest public broadcaster?

The future of the BBC was thrown into crisis last weekend, as it was announced that the licence fee is set to be abolished for good by 2027 under new plans being drawn up by the UK Government, with the public broadcaster funded from then on by – what exactly?

Since 1923, the licence fee has funded the BBC’s commercial-free television, radio and online output. Currently, a colour TV licence costs £157.50 per year, while a black-and-white licence costs approx. 7,000 viewers only £53 per year.

Cerillion plc (LON:CER) is a leading provider of billing, charging and customer management systems with more than 20 years’ experience delivering its solutions across a broad range of industries including the telecommunications, finance, utilities and transportation sectors.

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