BBC - Long term solution
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Green Paper setting out the BBC’s long-term future proposed a solution that could end the traditional fee.The paper suggested “either a compulsory levy on all households or even on ownership of PCs as well as TVs”. (source)
Personally I have another suggestion...
And a tip - I was in charge of the Englishettes last night so I put them to bed and settled in front of a roaring fire with a bottle of red, some cheeses, an apple and a fruit knife (I find it shocking that some people eat apples without cutting them into segments first - animals). The BBC had nothing to amuse so I slotted in a DVD we aquired "The Best Comedy DVD ever in Aid of Unesco or something". Promised some classic clips etc. You wouldn't have thought it hard to find a few amusing clips from the past eighty years to fill a DVD would you. Crap - it didn't raise a titter.