An interesting note in that article is "Anyone still using a black and white TV will need to pay an extra 50p a year, with the annual black and white TV licence rising to £49.50". I struggle to believe there are 9,300 (as of Dec 2015) people still genuinely only connecting to black & white TVs. Even if there genuinely was that many people the amount could do with an above inflation increase to nearer half (ie. £73.50), or phasing out this arguably obsolete licence option.
"Listen, we've all got something to bring to this conversation, but from now on what I think you should bring is silence." - Rimmer