UPDATE ON THE ANNUAL RADIO-TELEVISION FEE BY SERAFE

Fabio Regazzi, Member of the National Council, is working to find a solution for companies as regards the annual radio-television fee. He submitted in 2019 the parliamentary initiative “Excluding SMEs from the media fee”. The initiative has been deposited at the National Council on 19 September 2019, then has been approved by the TTC (Transport and Telecommunications Committee) and now it is at the Council of States.

In summary, Fabio Regazzi requested to amend the law on radio and television so that only companies with 250 or more (full-time) workers are subject to the radio and television fee. Companies with less than 250 employees should be exempted. Apprentices are not counted as employees.

If the initiative will be approved by the Council of States, the amendment to the law would only have to be approved by parliament.

LCTA is supporting and pushing for this solution.

More information on the initiative: here

4 June 2020