Government Tax Computers

The UK government is making proposals to tax computers, much like you pay a licence fee for your TV.

THE BBC licence fee should be replaced by a tax on the ownership of a personal computer instead of a television.

A legal loophole highlighted by the communications regulator Ofcom means that viewers could watch television and listen to radio over the internet and mobile devices free, potentially costing the BBC millions of pounds in licence fees.,,2-1508650,00.html

This is because the BBC expect that consumers will be watching more and more programs on their PC, and therefore by-passing normal licence fees.

But don't worry, this shouldn't be introduced for a couple of years yet. The article over at Times Online mentions the government feels this doesn't need to be introduced til late next deacade..