Is the TV Licence fee worth it?

Is the TV Licence fee worth it?

Poll Started 1st April 2008:

Is the TV licence fee worth it?

It costs £135.50 a year for any home with a colour TV, and pays for the BBC - that's TV, radio, regional programmes and BBC online (Read the TV Licence Guide). We’ve run the same poll twice before, have views changed?

Is it worth it? Which of these is nearest to your view?


A. Yes. Due to its quality output. 698 votes (5 %)
B. Yes. Mainly due to BBC radio. 289 votes (2 %)
C. Yes. As public service broadcasting is important. 509 votes (4 %)
D. Yes. It's a good buffer against govt & tabloid power. 180 votes (1 %)
E. Yes. Simply so I needn’t watch ads. 376 votes (3 %)
F. Yes. All the above/another reason. 1,241 votes (9 %)
G. No. It's too expensive. 1,862 votes (14 %)
H. No. I don’t watch/use any BBC output. 267 votes (2 %)
I. No. I already pay for Sky, why pay twice? 2,081 votes (16 %)
K. No. It should simply have ads. 1,712 votes (13 %)
L. No. It's another tax. 2,074 votes (16 %)
M. No. All the above/another reason. 1,813 votes (14 %)

                   13,102 votes received.

We try to use technology to limit voting to one per person. Occasionally, this may erroneously block a few people's votes (eg, from shared offices). Apologies for that.