For the benefit of readers in the US, I would point out that here in the UK we pay each year for the privilege of looking at the television by buying a BBC Television License. I thought it was still £75 but now understand it has increased in price to something like £145.50.
Over the age of 75 we get it free. Recently the BBC have suggested that those who can afford to pay this amount might like to forego their 'free' license and buy one, to increase the BBC's revenue.
Here are three reasons why I shall not be doing this:
1. The salary of the Director General of the BBC appears to be
£450,000 a year.
2. It was recently reported that Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood had both had their salaries increased to £800,000 a year.
3. The BBC is reported to recoup £50million each year for selling its Top Gear programme around the world.
These figures may not be correct. Please correct me if I am wrong (I am sure somebody will) but doesn't it seem measley that the BBC are trying to get that little bit back off us to pay for such ridiculous amounts?