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BBC Telly Tax petition given new Parliament debate date

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: All encompassing flat tax

"Since it covers iPlayer shouldn't we add the tax license to all mobile and broadband subscriptions too?"

If you watch iPlayer live or catchup via mobile or BB then you need a licence already, even if you don't have a TV. That new clause came in last year and was widely publicised. It even got an article all of it's own on this very website. And before you mention it, no, you don't need a licence to own or use a TV. You just need a licence to watch or record "live" or "near live" broadcast tv or live/catchup iPlayer, whatever the device used to watch it on.

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