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Robert Noel Reddington
Grand Master
Username: bob_uk

Post Number: 1428
Registered: 5-2015
Posted on Friday, 19 May, 2017 - 10:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

In the UK we are obliged to buy a TV licence @ 148 per year.
This funds the BBC.
Its a bit like having to buy the Times newspaper before one can read a different newspaper even if you dont read the Times.

Up the road from me are warden assisted flats one of the residents is blind so has no TV and yet gets letters demanding he pays for a TV he hasnt got. The other day he even got a visit from the TV guys to make sure he wasnt hiding a TV somewhere.
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Mark Luft
Frequent User
Username: bentleyman1993

Post Number: 72
Registered: 10-2016
Posted on Friday, 19 May, 2017 - 11:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Robert, is that for each TV in the abode?
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Jonas TRACHSEL
Prolific User
Username: jonas_trachsel

Post Number: 133
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Saturday, 20 May, 2017 - 12:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Robert
What you pay for a full years' TV we here in Switzerland pay for just 3 months (radio included). Every household and every company. Even if you have no TV in your living room, you could abuse your laptop to watch TV.... On top of these TV-taxes you have to pay for your cable provider extra. I do not know, how much that is, as we have no cable connection to our house, we watch TV from a satellite receiver. But even here they catch you, if you want to watch the regular Swiss programmes you must buy a decoder box, as the signal is encoded. Taxes from birth to grave.....
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Graham Watson
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Username: graham508

Post Number: 49
Registered: 3-2016
Posted on Saturday, 20 May, 2017 - 01:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

That's ok, In the US until about 2006 you paid a 3% federal excise tax on long distance calls that was started in 1898 to help pay for the Spanish American war!
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Robert Noel Reddington
Grand Master
Username: bob_uk

Post Number: 1430
Registered: 5-2015
Posted on Saturday, 20 May, 2017 - 04:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

each resident has a little flat with a post address. Therefore each resident with a working TV in their flat pays a TV licence. No TV means no licence required.

On top of the licence you have to pay for cable or satellite.

Its the address that is licenced not the TV owner. Once licenced one can have as many TVs as one desires

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