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Free television licence for over 75s scrapped.

Minivanman
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.... and we really do have fairies at the bottom of our garden, 

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@DaveyH 


@DaveyH wrote:

@TTman wrote:

I hear the BBC has got permission to start a streaming service with ITV at £5.99 a month , Seems like certainly wit he BBC we will be paying for programs we have all payed for with the licence again if you join...Nice work if you can get it.:angry::tickedoff:


 

A. They only have a 10% stake with the option to increase up to 25%

B. The TV Licence doesn't and has never granted you the right to programmes in perpetuity. 

C. The profits from their commercial operations are returned to the BBC which is reinvested in programming and helps to keep the overall costs down.

 

 

 


Or helps to pay the overpaid staff evenmore money and think of all the repeat fees thier overpaid 'stars' will get while the pensioners loose thier free licences!!!:tickedoff:

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@Minivanman wrote:

.... and we really do have fairies at the bottom of our garden, 


Are they being overpaid by the BBC?:huh:

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Re: Free television licence for over 75s scrapped.

The rising cost of HS2 would more than cover the cost of free licences for everyone.

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@Jonpe wrote:

How about free internet for customers who've been with the same ISP for, say, 20 years?


Amazing they do not use that in a advert.....

In 18 years they become insolvent....taken over for £1 Start a new company keeping the same staff and buildings and same offer..

I recall some sofa firm years ago....buy a sofa from us and you will get back all your money in 4 years time, at the end of the fourth year they went into administration.....somebody made a lot of money ...I wonder who ?

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Re: Free television licence for over 75s scrapped.

@gleneagles 

Short selling on sofas?

Sounds like it. 

Minivanman
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@TTman 

Are they being overpaid by the BBC?

No, but I know of a few that....  :lipsrsealed:

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Re: Free television licence for over 75s scrapped.


@gleneagles wrote:

@Jonpe wrote:

How about free internet for customers who've been with the same ISP for, say, 20 years?


In 18 years they become insolvent....taken over for £1 Start a new company keeping the same staff and buildings and same offer..


There'd be new ones joining all the time and paying while quite a few won't last, or even live, 20 years.  Many will be tempted away by the competition etc.  Or a percentage reduction every five years for example until the price is (in real terms) half what you started with.

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Re: Free television licence for over 75s scrapped.


@gleneagles wrote:

I recall some sofa firm years ago....buy a sofa from us and you will get back all your money in 4 years time, at the end of the fourth year they went into administration.....somebody made a lot of money ...I wonder who ?


That sounds like a classic case for paying by credit card and claiming the cost back from the credit card company under section 75 (of the Consumer Credit Act 1974), provided that;

1.  The item cost more than £100 (and less than £30000)

2.  At least some of the purchase price was paid by credit card (obvious)

3.  This all happened after the CCA 1974 came into force.

 

Just reminding people of the added benefit of paying at least some of the purchase price by credit card for many items.  :wink:

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Re: Free television licence for over 75s scrapped.


@billnotben wrote:

The rising cost of HS2 would more than cover the cost of free licences for everyone.


You are not joking..

Read today that another £30 Billion been added to existing £56 billion,  I can remember when £30 billion was the original cost,  so now it is 3 x the original predicted cost and the most expensive railway in the world by a long, long way.

Chinese built a railway from China all  across the Tibetan Plateau , about 1250 miles IIRC and cost around US$3.5 billion.  The passenger carriages are pressurised because of the altitude. 

 

It is costing equivalent of about US$110 Billion to build a short railway across flat English countryside that is a most a few hundred feet above sea level - absolute madness on a grand scale.

 

Bojo not in favour of HS2, and has promised a thorough review into the economics of this white elephant railway.

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Everything in China is controlled by the government, once they decide to build something it gets done, if we had a Labour government nothing would get done and not much gets done with a Conservative government, no wonder it costs so much to get things done here compared to China.

No doubt some chinese citizens pay a high price for developments which may see them moved out of their homes but equally a high price is being paid here, not just for those who have been forced to sell their homes or land but also for those who would have benefitted from that money being spent on essential services.

What's the betting the final figure will be over 100 Billion and way behind time for completion.

Build a railway ? It takes them months to repair small sections of the motorway with only a couple of men working on it or no one working on it for days, don't you just love those miles and miles of cones !

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We should thank our lucky stars that the Corbynistas are not in charge during this Iran tanker business, they'd be shaking hands with them Hamas style and no mistake.

As for the Chinese, well you can't make foo young without breaking a few eggs. :tongue: