Posts Tagged ‘Noel Edmonds’

Is it ok to chase?

September 14, 2008

I came across a story about Noel Edmonds not paying his TV Licence.

Now I could easily support a privatisation of the BBC (and would not have huge problems with whatever policy we adopt) but why would he have a beef with getting people to pay their licence whilst that is the funding model for the BBC?  If some do not pay, it is others who pick up the tab in some form.  He talks about the way in which they do this.  I do not have an ethical problem about this.  Of course someone should not be thrown in jail but messages must be clear.

The same thing would apply with Council Tax.  We are improving our collection rates and that is great news for everyone in the London Borough of Hounslow.  Part of the reason why there is an increase is that the Council is doing better at ensuring that we all pay.