CITY VIEWS: DO YOU THINK THE BBC LICENCE FEE SHOULD BE FROZEN FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS?

THOMAS MCKAY | VOCUS

“I subscribe to Sky and rarely find myself watching the BBC. I suppose the projected cuts in spending might affect the quality of online news, given that other news corporations are now charging for their services. That would be my only concern.”

PHIL TURNBULL | AVIVA

“Given the cuts in spending elsewhere in the country, the move to freeze licence fees seems sensible. I would say the programmes at the BBC are adequate, but there are plenty of other channels available.”

SAMSON AKISANYA | FDM GROUP

“It seems to me a question of how else the BBC will raise money. It's no secret that you can watch television on iPlayer without having to pay for a TV licence. They have talked about bringing in a licence fee for online TV, and I wonder whether that will come in soon.”