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The BBC might flip its again on a flat payment and means-test TV licences, with richer households paying extra.

But would you welcome a reform to the prevailing TV licence? And ought to these with extra disposable revenue foot a bigger invoice to buy one?

The licence payment has been frozen for 2 years at £159. And in 2023 the federal government introduced it will use a decrease fee of inflation to set the annual family cost to £169.50 from April 2024.

It has left BBC director normal Tim Davie underneath strain to steadiness the books. Last week, Mr Davie stated he’s open to a “more progressive” means of funding the company, as he revealed the “biggest-ever consultation process” on its future.

A brand new strategy will think about “its scope, how it could be more progressive and making sure its enforcement is fair and proportionate,” he stated in a speech.

However, Mr Davie confirmed he believes a licence payment ought to nonetheless be in place in some capability as he feels it will be important that everybody has a “stake” in it.

He added: “That doesn’t necessarily imply means-testing, there could be a number of ways you could make it progressive. I just think the idea we’re just sitting where we’re at is the wrong one.”

How do you suppose the BBC’s licence payment mannequin ought to be revamped? Should richer households pay extra? Or ought to the platform discover different avenues for income and introduce adverts, for instance?

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