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August 19, 2008

UK divided over licence fee


by David Allen

The television licence fee is always going to be a hot subject and as more people switch over to digital, they seem to think that the reason for having the TV licence is no longer applicable, while there are those people who believe that the licence fee is well worth the money.

However, in a recent poll by Ipsos/Mori on behalf of the Guardian newspaper, members of the general public were asked “Do they believe that the TV Licence offered an appropriate funding mechanism for the BBC?”

Overall, the amount of people who agreed was just over forty per cent, but when the figures are divided into regions, the survey tells a different story.

In the south of England, the figure remains the same at 41%, but in the north of England it drops to 37% and in Scotland the figure drops even further to 35%.

There is also a dramatic difference between high and low earners, 56% and 32% respectively.

Therefore, there is a difference of opinion from the north to the south of the country.

As well as between those who earn more compared to those on lower pay.

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