Watching TV without a valid licence is a criminal offence. This can lead to prosecution, a court appearance and a fine of up to £1,000. It costs £145.50 per year for a colour TV licence to cover the household.
How can they detect if I’m correctly licensed?
- TV Licencing have a database of almost 30 million licensed and unlicensed addresses. This tells them if your address has a TV Licence.
- All their enforcement officers have access to this database. This means they can check if you have a valid licence or not.
- Enforcement officers may use a hand-held detection device to measure both the direction and the strength of a TV signal.
- They also have a fleet of detector vans that can detect the use of TV receiving equipment at specifically targeted addresses within 20 seconds.
Source: TV Licencing
Message supplied by: Rich @ Respect Yourself