Tax and Fiscal Policy

The licence fee must be scrapped


In the Media

Matthew Lesh comments for the Daily Express

Mark Littlewood comments for the Daily Express

Mark Littlewood, IEA Director General, has given his thoughts on the future of BBC funding following recent comments made by Culture Secretary, Nadine Dorries, that the next announcement about the licence fee “will be the last”.

Mark argued that:

“What is needed is an agreement and understanding that the licence fee will end to enable a proper debate about the best new approach to adopt, which must be one based on consent rather than coercion.”

“An attractive option is to move the BBC to a membership model, similar to that of the National Trust. This would be entirely voluntary and members would democratically elect a board to pursue the BBC’s overall objectives.”

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