Sunday October 25, 2020

Broadcast charge plan abandoned

RTÉ flags ‘high evasion rate’

5th June, 2016

Plans to introduce a broadcasting charge to replace the TV licence have been dropped.

The measure had been promised by the last government, but Fine Gael did not include the proposal in its general election manifesto. It was subsequently not included in the programme for government.

The Department of Communications confirmed to The Sunday Business Post that there are no plans in the coming years to introduce the charge, which would have replaced the €160...

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