18 Feb '11, 9am

Budget 2011: Radio & TV licence fees to be removed

SINGAPORE : Radio and television licence fees will be permanently removed with immediate effect. The annual licence fee for televisions was S$110 and S$27 for vehicle radios. Those who have not paid this year's fees will not have to make the payment, while a refund will be given to those who have already paid. In his Budget Statement, Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said the fees are losing their relevance. He said televisions are no longer limited to middle and higher-income groups, with 99 per cent of lower-income households owning them today. He added that with increasing media convergence, Singaporeans can now receive broadcast content over the Internet and mobile devices. These means of receiving the content do not attract licence fees. The government revenue forgone from the removal of the fees will work out to around S$120 million annually. In a statement, t...

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