Over 500 people a day cancelled their TV licences over the past five months – The Sun

MORE than 500 people a day have been cancelling their TV licences, figures have revealed.

They show the number held across the UK fell by 82,000 in the five months to March.

It comes amid statistics that show increasing numbers are using streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon.

Traditional broadcasters face the threat of streaming platforms and, in the case of the BBC, debate around decriminalising non-payment of the licence fee.

Figures from an Ofcom report from last August suggested he number of UK households signed up to the biggest streaming platforms – Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV and Disney Life – stand at 13.3 million, or 47% of all households.

But the BBC said 91 per cent the adult ­population still used its services every week.

It added: “March’s licence figures will include the fact that some people have found it more difficult to pay during lockdown.”

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