TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to NAO report on BBC licence fee

Embargoed: 00:01 Wednesday 20 January 2021


Responding to the National Audit Office report on the future of the BBC licence fee, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“It’s no wonder millions of us have turned off the BBC.

“Even after forcing pensioners to pay the telly tax on pain of imprisonment, Auntie’s carried on splashing out on supersized star salaries and all-inclusive Hollywood holidays, leaving ratepayers to pick up the tab.

“It’s about time we axe the tax and let the British public decide what they want to watch.”

TPA spokesmen are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)

Media contact:

Danielle Boxall
Media Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
[email protected]
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)


Notes to editors:

  1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) campaigns to reform taxes and public services, cut waste and speak up for British taxpayers. Find out more at

  2. TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.

  3. The TaxPayers’ Alliance Axe The Tax campaign calls for the end of the BBC licence fee. 


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