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Italians to be fined EUR 500 for non-payment of TV licence

Monday 19 October 2015 | 09:07 CET | News
The fine for non-payment of Italy's TV licence will rise to EUR 500 starting next year, according to a draft copy of the new stability law obtained by business daily Il Sole 24 Ore. The government has already announced plans to cut the licence fee to EUR 100 from EUR 113 starting next year and to add it to household electricity and gas bills in a bid to ensure everyone pays. The aim is to prevent an estimated 30 percent of Italian viewers from continuing to evade paying the tax, resulting in a potential EUR 600 million a year in lost funding for public broadcaster Rai.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: RAI
Countries: Italy
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