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‘Do the right thing!’ BBC blasted for ‘flawed’ plot to crackdown on licence fee dodgers

Another wrote: “Seriously, the BBC are putting the licence up after the appalling coverage and bias re Brexit and the general election. Cancel the licence, Boris…”

The corporation has strong competition from cheaper streaming services including Netflix, where prices from £4.99 a month.

Leading presenters are at risk as the corporation attempts to cut costs to try to save £80million.

Figures from the 2018-2019 period show that 6.6 percent of people avoided paying the license charge.

A further 130,000 were prosecuted last year and five were jailed.

Almost 3.5million people cancelled their TV licence fee between 2014 and 2018 — a rate of almost one million a year.

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