Could scrapping the TV licence fee really be the solution to making the BBC a stronger and better broadcaster?
The former Director General of BBC, Greg Dyke, thinks so and is not holding back in telling the world why.
Being a former BBC man, he is not suggesting a clean cut from the TV Licence, but instead of being funded by the public through the TV Licence, he thinks the BBC should be funded by the public through general taxation.
This would mean saving the cost of the collection of the TV Licence revenues, estimated to be around £100 million per year.
However the BBC being funded directly through the government looks like state funded broadcasting and would mean an increase in taxes somewhere along the line for the average person in the street.