The license fee is becoming obsolete

Ryan Bourne appears on BBC West Midlands

Ryan Bourne, Head of Public Policy at the IEA, appears on BBC radio West Midlands, to discuss the future of the license fee and the BBC. The discussion is based on a speech today by Tony Hall, Director General of the BBC, where he makes the case that the BBC is good value for money. In the interview, Ryan argues that the competitive nature of broadcast television combined with increasing technology has rendered the license fee obsolete and that a fee linked to television use alone doesn't make sense.

You can listen to the programme in full here. Ryan's segment begins at 00.47.00.