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« Reply #75 on: Jun 14, 2019, 07:25:45 PM »
Re: TV Licence..
  MPs can claim for the cost of their TV licence.. Cheeky buggers.
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« Reply #76 on: Jun 14, 2019, 07:28:35 PM »
I agree. The list is extremely lengthy as to what is an allowable expense. It is easier to show what they can't claim for - Porn films!

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« Reply #77 on: Jun 14, 2019, 08:15:33 PM »
I agree. The list is extremely lengthy as to what is an allowable expense. It is easier to show what they can't claim for - Porn films!

Jaqui Smith (Home Sec) in the nevernever land Brown administration did claim 67 for Blue'ies in 2009. In mitigation whilst blaming her husband for such a remiss, it still counted and remains indelibly printed upon her instantly forgettable career.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1165611/Blue-movies-expenses-Jacqui-Smiths-husband-apologises-watching-porn--paid-taxpayer.html

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« Reply #78 on: Jun 14, 2019, 08:45:49 PM »
Re: TV Licence..
  MPs can claim for the cost of their TV licence.. Cheeky buggers.
     


dosent surprise me at all and i bet the house of lords do too

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« Reply #79 on: Jun 14, 2019, 11:04:41 PM »
Jaqui Smith (Home Sec) in the nevernever land Brown administration did claim 67 for Blue'ies in 2009. In mitigation whilst blaming her husband for such a remiss, it still counted and remains indelibly printed upon her instantly forgettable career.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1165611/Blue-movies-expenses-Jacqui-Smiths-husband-apologises-watching-porn--paid-taxpayer.html

It's a while since I've heard the term 'Blue'ies'.

I wonder what his mitigation was when she caught him, unless they watched them
together of course.  ;D
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« Reply #80 on: Jun 15, 2019, 04:23:54 PM »
It's a while since I've heard the term 'Blue'ies'.

I wonder what his mitigation was when she caught him, unless they watched them
together of course.  ;D

The former Home Secretary pleaded ignorance, blaming her husband Richrd Timney for including the receipt in her claim. She did however admit that Pornographic Films and the people who watched them fascinated her!

Once upon a time and very long time ago, I represented a film 'producer' who manufactured what he (as a scouser) termed Blue'ies. We lost, not helped by the fact that he used a large 'Welsh Office' grant for 'Educational Video's' to help them on their way! He inevitably dismissed me and summed up before the beak himself! I often use this untouched deposition at after dinner events because of it's truly priceless humour. Indeed on the circuit after the first presentation, I became known as the Brief with the 'Blue'ie' story.

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« Reply #81 on: Jun 15, 2019, 05:06:52 PM »
If it's as funny, or even close, as this one Cass, I'm sure we'd enjoy hearing it?


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« Reply #82 on: Jul 03, 2019, 01:06:46 PM »

I see that the BBC, despite not being able to continue the free licences for those over 75 years, can nevertheless afford to increase the salaries of their top earners by 11 million. When challenged on this the director general said that the idea that not having people on over  150,000 a year would only save 20 million a year whereas the free licences would cost 765 millions a year. There is one obvious fallacy in that statement. The BBC is already committed to free licences  for people over 75 years of age and on pension credit, so the shortfall is not as stated.
It is perhaps unfair to single out one individual from all the top earners in the BBC's employees, but it is very tempting. Gary Lineaker receives 1.45 million a year of the licence payer's money. He is the host of the Match of the Day programme and I think that it is far to ask how many people viewing that programme would not view it were he not to present it?
I do not suppose for one moment that the loss of viewing public will be significant
I just reviewed today's BBC's offerings;  to be honest across the whole panoply of their programmes there is not one that I would bother to watch .
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« Reply #83 on: Jul 03, 2019, 01:31:58 PM »
When challenged on this the director general said that the idea that not having people on over  150,000 a year would only save 20 million a year whereas the free licences would cost 765 millions a year. There is one obvious fallacy in that statement. The BBC is already committed to free licences  for people over 75 years of age and on pension credit, so the shortfall is not as stated.
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Whilst you are right, the number of Pension Credit claimants is woefully low when compared to those that could claim it and be awarded.
Those that currently claim it (60%) of the total that could leaves 40% who choose not to.
That 40% represents in excess of 1.3 million people who could claim together up to 4bn from the government.


It has been an impossible task to get these people to make a claim, the government have tried all sorts of tactic as have AgeUK to no avail.


That 4bn actually gets re-used in other ways such as HS2 and other government projects - so obviously they are not wanting to make a song and dance to get people to make a claim.




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« Reply #84 on: Jul 03, 2019, 04:08:35 PM »
What might be he penalty be for not making an application for a licence to own a T.V. .. Is it owning a T.V. or having one in the home. My son bought mine is it his, or mine?

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« Reply #85 on: Jul 03, 2019, 04:26:49 PM »
My understanding is that it having it in the home - otherwise you could get a friend to buy it then never step over the threshold again and you claim it isn't yours
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« Reply #86 on: Jul 03, 2019, 04:39:56 PM »
You don't need a license to buy or even own a TV. You only need a license to watch live broadcast TV.I only watch some catch up TV & mostly DVDs on my TV I have not bought a TV license in over fifteen years because I don't need one !There is also no need to furnish your name & adress when buying a TV either.
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« Reply #87 on: Jul 03, 2019, 05:42:47 PM »
Has the B.B.C. still got detector vans?. think they might be very busy.

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« Reply #88 on: Jul 03, 2019, 06:56:31 PM »
You don't need a license to buy or even own a TV. You only need a license to watch live broadcast TV.I only watch some catch up TV & mostly DVDs on my TV I have not bought a TV license in over fifteen years because I don't need one !There is also no need to furnish your name & adress when buying a TV either.
As I read it, not totally accurate. From Wikioedia


>>A television licence is also required to receive video on demand programme services provided by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), on the iPlayer catch-up service.<<
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« Reply #89 on: Jul 03, 2019, 07:14:50 PM »
That is correct.
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