The Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Green Paper setting out the BBC’s long-term future proposed a solution that could end the traditional fee. The paper suggested “either a compulsory levy on all households or even on ownership of PCs as well as TVs”. It said that technology might render it difficult to collect and enforce the fee.Note that it's only PCs that are to be targeted. I'm OK: I've got a Mac!
Thursday, 3 March 2005
PC tax could replace TV fee
That's the headline on the home page of this morning's Times. So what's new I thought. The TV licence is already a compulsory tax that funds PC - political correctness. Then for a brief moment I thought that political correctness exponents themselves were to be taxed! A kind of Value Reduced Tax on Guardian readers maybe. But no, the government's thinking of taxing computers: