End To Licence Fee?
Bookmaker William Hill has released betting on the BBC Licence Fee being abolished - but the odds suggest it is very unlikely.
It is 1/50 to still be in place by the end of next year. It's 12/1 with William Hill that it is scrapped by the start of 2017.
It is slightly more likely that there is a reduction in the cost of the TV licence, but it is improbable that it drops below £100.
William Hill offer just 1/20 that the licence is still more than £100 by the end of next year. It's 8/1 that it does drop below that threshold.
"The licence fee is here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future. It would be a shock if the government implemented any changes that really reduced the cost for the average man and woman," said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.
William Hill Odds
Licence Fee to be abolished by end of 2016:
Licence Fee to be reduced to below £100 by end of 2016: