[OT] UK TV Licenses (was Re: These darned old computers)

From: Hans B Pufal <hansp_at_aconit.org>
Date: Tue Aug 27 08:26:00 2002

Stan Barr wrote:

> The EU is working toward elimiating, or at least severely curtailing,
> agricultural subsidies.

Hmm, I think my French farm neighbours might have something to say about

>>Bottom line is it's probably a whole bunch of factors.

Agreed, but you do seem to be hit on all sides in the UK...

> One big one is that we pay 17.5% tax on almost everything we
> buy, except foodstuffs - although you pay it if you have a meal
> served to you :-(

Here in Fracne VAT is 19.6%, what is important is the total take of the
government not how that booty is divided. Here in France the gov gets
between 40% and 50% of GDP, it is lower inthe UK and much lower in the US.

> For those that asked, I think the current TV licence is 104 pounds
> per year (about $70) or slightly over the price of one pint of beer
> per week.

Ahem, I think you converted the wrong way, 104 pounds is closer to 150
dollars, don't know the price of beer in the US so can't comment on your
beer conversion.

   -- hbp
Received on Tue Aug 27 2002 - 08:26:00 BST

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