Furthermore, in the case of students the terms and conditions of Netflix will typically allow a group of students living in the same property to share one account while the BBC expects each individual student to pay their own licence fee which further adds to the imbalance in pricing between the two options.
This is untrue. If you are a student, you are only required to pay for a separate TV Licence if you are wanting to watch in your own room if you have a separate tenancy agreement for your room or you are living in halls. A single licence will cover a shared living space in that scenario. If the tenancy agreement is a joint one, then only one licence is required.
Sharing one account is all well and good if nobody at all wants to watch something as the same time as someone else.
I don’t think it’s tenancy agreements that are the issue - it’s whether your room has a separate address.
But that’s beside the point. The vast majority of first year students live in halls and are unfairly penalised for the design of their living space, at a time when they have little disposable income. And then once they’ve no TV licence that year, why get one the following?